ReFa - FACE-UP CREAM

ReFa FACE-UP CREAM

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
  • acetyl decapeptide-3
  • ceramide as
  • ceramide np
  • alaria esculenta extract
  • alcaligenes polysaccharides
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl glucoside
  • macadamia ternifolia seed oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • zea mays oil
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl decapeptide-3, retinyl palmitate. 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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: retinyl palmitate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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"FACE-UP CREAM"
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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: alcaligenes polysaccharides, glycerin.

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: simmondsia chinensis seed oil, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl decapeptide-3, ceramide as, ceramide np

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.5% - 5.5%
4.1% - 5%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
3% - 3.6%
2.2% - 2.7%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
1.9% - 2.3%
Plant oil from nuts that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Contains a high concentration of oleic acid that can weaken skin's barrier function and increase water-loss while enhancing penetration of other ingredients
1.6% - 1.9%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
1.4% - 1.8%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
1% - 1.3%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.75% - 1.15%
A vitamin C derivative. Studies show that is might be effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, but there are no studies confirming that it is effectively converted into the bioavailable form of Vitamin C in skin. It is not clear how this derivative compares in effectiveness to the topical application of bioavailable form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)
0.65% - 1%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
Works as a humectant helping to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might be effective as an anti-oxidant.
0.35% - 0.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Can help to restore skin barrier function and soften its upper layer
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil mix together and softens the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.25%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.1% - 0.25%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.1% - 0.15%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.15%

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