RMK - Instant Treatment Stick

RMK Instant Treatment Stick

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • petrolatum
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cera microcristallina
  • ethylhexyl hydroxystearate
  • lauroyl lysine
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with fine pink pearl that conceals dullness and dark under-eye circles with diffusion of light, the Treatment Stick boost skin’s radiance whilst plumping out dry areas thus minimising the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, brows, smile line and forehead."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Replenish dry skin intensively with Japanese cosmetics brand RMK ’s Instant Treatment Stick ; a balm-textured stick that instantly melts into skin, unleashing its potent moisturising powers to pacify dry areas and penetrate cornified skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, cera microcristallina.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: petrolatum

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

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
22% - 33%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
4.8% - 7.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from it
4.7% - 7.1%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
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
3% - 4.5%
Prevents water loss from the skin surface and thickens the product consistency
2.1% - 3.1%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss from its surface and create a thicker product consistency
1.5% - 2.3%
1% - 1.6%
A mix of amino acids and plant-based lipids. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss over time
0.9% - 1.4%
Used to stabilize product formulations and thicken product consistency
0.55% - 1.3%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.55% - 1.25%
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.75%
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% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.35% - 0.8%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.65%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.3% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.5%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A red colorant
0.1% - 0.45%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.4%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.1% - 0.4%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.1% - 0.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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