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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • argania spinosa sprout cell extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • diisostearyl malate
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hydrogenated palm oil
  • isomalt
  • secale cereale seed extract
  • soluble collagen
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
62 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Leave the cream on for a minute, and then use the CAXA lines and rollers of the ReFa CAXA RAY or the ReFa CAXA RAY RED to scoop and knead in multiple directions along the contours of your cheeks, forehead, jawline, neck and décolletage."
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 - argania spinosa sprout cell extract - 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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Designed to enhance the performance and results of the CAXA line of ReFa beauty tools, ReFa EXPRESSION GLOSSY CREAM is a firming and smoothing moisturizer that provides vital hydration while helping visibly enhance facial contours and suppleness."
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, isomalt.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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.
5% - 6.1%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
4.5% - 5.5%
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
3.3% - 4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3.1%
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
2% - 2.5%
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
1.8% - 2.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and creates a thicker product texture
1.6% - 1.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
1% - 1.2%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
0.9% - 1.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.75% - 1.1%
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 0.8%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.6% - 0.9%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.6%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Rye seed extract. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Plant stem cell extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%

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