Salcura - Antiac Activ Gel Serum
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  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • panthenol
  • arginine
  • bisabolol
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • zinc pca
  • +3 more
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Formula review

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"To maintain clean and blemish free skin, use Antiac DAILY products in conjunction with the Antiac ACTIV range."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (zinc pca) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

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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: arginine, zinc pca.

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: arginine, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

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Potential irritants


Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
4.4% - 6.6%
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
3.3% - 5%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
2.7% - 4.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
1.7% - 2.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.4% - 2.1%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 2%
0.95% - 1.45%
0.8% - 1.2%
0.5% - 1.15%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.35% - 0.85%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.3% - 0.75%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.3% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.7%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products. Can mask unpleasant smell. Could be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract. Used as a fragrance. Is a common allergen and irritant
0.15% - 0.5%
0.1% - 0.5%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil mix together and has an anti-microbial effect helping to preserve product formulations
0.15% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.3%
Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.05% - 0.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.1%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.01% - 0.1%

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