RoC - Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Daily Serum

RoC Retinol Correxion Line Smoothing Daily Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • adenosine
  • panthenol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hydrogenated ethylhexyl olivate
  • hydrogenated olive oil unsaponifiables
  • hydroxyproline
  • phytosterols
  • proline
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +15 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"After just 1 week, skin is visibly firmer and 93% of women had visibly smoothed lines and a reduction in the size of pores."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
meets threshold
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

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
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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"RoC's potent Retinol is balanced with soothing Ashwagandha and Squalane, proven to deliver hydration instantly and overtime to 100% of those tested."
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, sodium hyaluronate.

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.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) 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
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LOW
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
4.2% - 5.2%
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
4.3% - 5.2%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
3.1% - 3.8%
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
2.4% - 2.9%
1.7% - 2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.6% - 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
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.4%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.75% - 1.15%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 0.95%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
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.
0.5% - 0.75%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Dissolves other ingredients. It does not have additional skin benefits compared to plain water
0.35% - 0.65%
Sea water. Helps dissolve other ingredients in a product
0.35% - 0.65%
Dissolves other ingredients. It does not have additional skin benefits compared to plain water
0.35% - 0.6%
Lipids that work as an emollient and can be helpful in repairing skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
Is helpful in restoring skin barrier function supporting its moisture levels. Is claimed to stimulte collagen production in skin but evidence is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.25% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.25% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a cleansing agent. It creates foam
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.35% - 0.65%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to improve the product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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