REN Clean Skincare - REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial

REN Clean Skincare REN Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • faex
  • glycerin
  • glycogen
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hydrogenated castor oil
  • jojoba esters
  • mannitol
  • myristyl myristate
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • oryza sativa germ oil
  • ribes nigrum seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • tocopherol
  • vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • yeast extract
  • +19 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with a unique complex of actives, the night-time facial begins phase one by gently exfoliating with Alpha Hydroxy, Lactic and Glycolic Acids; these help to repair uneven texture and reduce the severity of surface pigmentation."
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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with a unique complex of actives, the night-time facial begins phase one by gently exfoliating with Alpha Hydroxy, Lactic and Glycolic Acids; these help to repair uneven texture and reduce the severity of surface pigmentation."
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
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What does the product description say?
"Sodium Lactate attracts water to skin, intensely moisturising while plumping out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
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: faex, 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: butyrospermum parkii butter, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil) 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
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
sodium lactate
Has skin benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
oleyl alcohol
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
6.7% - 8.2%
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% - 5.1%
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
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
2.4% - 2.9%
Used as a fragrance
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2%
An emollient. Is not recommended for acne-prone skin as it can be comedogenic
1.5% - 1.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
1% - 1.2%
0.75% - 1.15%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.7% - 1.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.55% - 0.85%
An anti-oxidant that helps stabilize product formulations. Might help neutralise free radicals in skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient. Can be helpful for restoring skin barrier function.
0.5% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant oil that can help neutralize free radicals, soften the upper layer of the skin, and support skin's barrier function
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.45% - 0.65%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together. Could be an allergen (beeswax)
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.4% - 0.6%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.3% - 0.55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.3% - 0.55%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.3% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%

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