Shani Darden Skin Care - Texture Reform™

Shani Darden Skin Care Texture Reform™

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • niacinamide
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • beta-glucan
  • sodium pca
  • +3 more
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FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Helps support natural collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, acne scars, and uneven texture."
WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid, retinyl palmitate. These ingredients 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
MEDIUM
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LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Helps support natural collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, acne scars, and uneven texture."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic acid

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: retinyl palmitate.

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
MEDIUM
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Gently exfoliates for smoother, brighter 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: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness and Uneven Texture Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": lactic acid, sodium pca.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
6.6% - 9.9%
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)
3.7% - 5.6%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
2.8% - 4.1%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
2.1% - 3.1%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
1.8% - 2.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
1.2% - 1.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.95% - 1.45%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.85% - 1.25%
0.5% - 1.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.4% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.8%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.65%
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.35%
0.05% - 0.25%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.05% - 0.2%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.05% - 0.15%

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