REVOLUTION SKINCARE - 8% Lactic Acid AHA Smoothing Intense Moisture Lotion

REVOLUTION SKINCARE 8% Lactic Acid AHA Smoothing Intense Moisture Lotion

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • fructose
  • glycerin
  • inulin
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sodium lactate
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: lactic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, 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
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What does the product description say?
"AHA Smoothing Body Intense Moisture Lotion This intense moisture lotion is an exfoliating wonder, formulated with Lactic Acid, Glycolic Acid, and a Fruit Acid blend to help smooth texture and remove rough and flaky skin."
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: glycolic acid, lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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"8% Lactic Acid AHA Smoothing Intense Moisture Lotion"
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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: fructose, 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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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)
4.5% - 6.8%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
3.7% - 5.5%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
2.8% - 4.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.1% - 3.2%
An emollient that softens the skin
1.7% - 2.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
1.4% - 2.2%
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
1.3% - 2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.1% - 1.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.9% - 1.4%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 1.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed to support the growth of "good" bacteria in skin (as a "prebiotic"), but the research is lacking
0.35% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.1% - 0.45%
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.
0.1% - 0.4%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.05% - 0.3%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.05% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.2%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.05% - 0.15%

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