Pixi - Skintreats Peel Polish

Pixi Skintreats Peel Polish

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hydrogenated starch hydrolysate
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • tocopherol
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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"Skintreats Peel Polish"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: lactic acid, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: helianthus annuus seed oil, cetearyl alcohol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
polylactic acid
Has skin benefit
ceteareth-20
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
4.8% - 5.9%
Used as an abrasive ingredient for physical (mechanical) exfoliation
4.1% - 5%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
3.2% - 3.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.3% - 2.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
1.7% - 2.1%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
1.2% - 1.5%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
1.2% - 1.4%
0.9% - 1.1%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 1%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.55% - 0.8%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.45% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps water and oil mix together and can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can add sweet taste to lip products
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Might help to reduce inflammation in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.15% - 0.25%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.1% - 0.15%

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