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Product summary

Based on the ingredients included, "Replenix - AE Facial Firming Therapy" works well for moisturizing the skin.

Ingredient callouts

  • This moistruizer also contains peptides (palmitoyl tripeptide-38 0.55% - 1.30%, acetyl hexapeptide-8 6.80% - 10.10% and acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester 0.95% - 1.40%). Peptides is a very big group of ingredients. They all consist of a different combination of amino-acids. Our skin produces peptides naturally. Some of them work as natural anti-biotics, promote wound-healing and production of collagen. The scientists are still studying how effective the topical application of peptides is, but it is very likely that peptides in skincare are helpful. They might be able to support skin barrier restoration and even have an anti-aging benefit. At the very least, they certainly help attract water to the skin and support the hydration in this way.

Irritation risk

This moisturizer contains actives that can be irritating. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be low. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails for 140.00$ in the United States.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Replenix AE Facial Firming Therapy is an elegant serum formulation relaxes fine lines and wrinkles and prepares the skin for new collagen re-building."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl tripeptide-38. 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
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Macrocystis Pyrifera Extract extracted from Giant Sea Kelp provides immediate tightening and toning action while Hyaluronic Acid offers powerful moisture replenishment, leaving skin taut, firm and hydrated."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl tripeptide-38

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
6.8% - 10.1%
3.7% - 5.5%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
2.6% - 3.9%
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
1.8% - 2.8%
1.4% - 2.2%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
1.2% - 1.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.95% - 1.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.55% - 1.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.8% - 1.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 1%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.75%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.15% - 0.65%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps evenly disperse other ingredients in a formulation and create an even layer on the surface of the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.01% - 0.05%

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