Q+A - Zinc PCA Facial Serum

Q+A Zinc PCA Facial Serum

PROMISES
FULFILLED
58 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Works for
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-blemish
Key ingredients
  • lactic acid
  • betaine
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • collagen
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"These extracts are designed to help minimise pore size and improve the appearance of blemish-prone skin."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (zinc pca) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Reishi and Shiitake Mushrooms have anti-ageing benefits and aid skin collagen production."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - zinc pca - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Directions Apply to clean skin prior to (or instead of) moisturising, morning and night."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": betaine, biosaccharide gum-1.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin

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