QRxLabs - Glycolic Acid 20% Resurfacing Pads

QRxLabs Glycolic Acid 20% Resurfacing Pads

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • camellia sinensis extract
  • glycerin
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • tocopherol
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Encourage the generation of collagen responsible for skin cell turnover Improve skin hydration Reduce photo-damage and skin tone issues Leave the skin looking younger and more radiant"
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Encourage the generation of collagen responsible for skin cell turnover Improve skin hydration Reduce photo-damage and skin tone issues Leave the skin looking younger and more radiant"
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic 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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What does the product description say?
"Glycolic Acid 20% Resurfacing Pads"
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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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliate the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Encourage the generation of collagen responsible for skin cell turnover Improve skin hydration Reduce photo-damage and skin tone issues Leave the skin looking younger and more radiant"
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": allantoin, glycerin.

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).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
7.7% - 11.6%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
4.3% - 6.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 3.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.7% - 2.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.2% - 1.8%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
1.1% - 1.6%
Tea extract. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.5% - 1.15%
0.4% - 0.9%
0.35% - 0.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.2% - 0.75%
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.
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative. Works by releasing formaldehyde. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.02%

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