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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • anhydroxylitol
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • faex extract
  • glucose
  • glycogen
  • lactococcus ferment lysate
  • mannitol
  • pullulan
  • silica
  • sodium lactate
  • xylitylglucoside
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid. 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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dryness, Dullness, and Uneven Texture Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic 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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A new breed of body moisturiser, REN CLEAN SKINCAREs AHA Smart Renewal Body Serum utilises alpha hydroxy acids to boost your skins natural exfoliating process and leave skin gorgeously glowing."
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: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The sumptuous serum also improves your skins moisture barrier, deeply hydrating to leave everything looking healthy, plump and luminous."
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: anhydroxylitol, glycogen.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
sodium lactate
Has skin benefit
pullulan
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
6.5% - 7.9%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
4.2% - 5.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
3.1% - 3.8%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
2.3% - 2.9%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.4%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
1.6% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
0.8% - 1.2%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.7% - 1.05%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
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% - 0.55%
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% - 0.55%
Essential oil that can be irritating. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.5%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.5%
Yeast extract. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.25% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.15%

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