Reform Skincare Retinol 1% Creme

Reform Skincare - Retinol 1% Creme
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
PROMISES:

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Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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What does the product description say?
"This formulation helps to visibly improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, blotchiness, sun damage as well as uneven skin tone and texture."
WIMJ summary

This product contains retinyl palmitate. This ingredient 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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"This formulation helps to visibly improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, blotchiness, sun damage as well as uneven skin tone and texture."
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
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What does the product description say?
"Read More Pure vitamin A is encapsulated within natural sugar molecular structure, ensuring it is more stable and highly effective."
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, butylene glycol.

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: dimethicone, cholesterol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide 3, panthenol, phytosphingosine

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin

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