PSA Skin - Liquid Panacea

PSA Skin Liquid Panacea

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • madecassoside
  • bisabolol
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • centella asiatica leaf extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • hyaluronic acid
  • saccharomyces/xylinum/black tea ferment
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product contains centella asiatica leaf extract, madecassoside. These ingredients 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
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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"Be it dull/fatigued skin, redness or dehydration, this booster is the perfect add-on for all skin types."
WIMJ summary

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: glycerin, hyaluronic acid.

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: carthamus tinctorius seed oil, c12-15 alkyl benzoate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: madecassoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (madecassoside) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 5.8%
3.4% - 5.2%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
2.8% - 4.2%
A fermented sweet black tea. There is no studies on particular benefits of this ingredient in skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin, and might have some anti-oxidant effect. It is used in skincare for mostly marketing purposes because of the popularity of kombucha drinks
2.1% - 3.1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
1.8% - 2.7%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.5%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. It can be irritating to sensitive skin. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It could, however, itself be irritating.
0.6% - 1.4%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.45% - 1.1%
0.4% - 0.95%
An antioxidant that is typically derived from plant Centella Asiatica. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin and support skin barrier function. It could, however, itself be irritating. It is often unstable in formulations
0.35% - 0.85%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.3% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.3% - 0.75%
Help oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.65%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.1% - 0.3%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.2%

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