Glycolix, Topix Glycolix 10% Moisturizing Lotion

Glycolix, Topix - Glycolix 10% Moisturizing Lotion
Effectiveness
Efficacy
70 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
70 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
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What does the product description say?
"Glycolix 10% Moisturizing Lotion"
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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, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans.

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.

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture

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