Sarah Chapman Liquid Facial Resurfacer by Sarah Chapman

Sarah Chapman - Liquid Facial Resurfacer by Sarah Chapman
Effectiveness
Efficacy
70 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
70 /100
Can work for:
  • Evens skin tone
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: 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
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness
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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: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Rejuvenate dull skin with Sarah Chapman Liquid Facial Resurfacer, a unique formula that balances, nourishes and hydrates the complexion."
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: algae extract, allantoin.

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: algae extract, pentylene glycol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
phytic acid
Effectiveness
does not have skin benefit
lactic acid
Effectiveness
Has skin benefit
sd alcohol 40-b
Effectiveness
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
Used to adjust the pH in formulations

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