Shiseido - Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Serum

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hydroxyproline
  • methicone
  • retinyl acetate
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • silica
  • sodium acetylated hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Serum If there’s anyone we trust with our age-defying routine, it’s Shiseido – and their incredible Benefiance range is certainly no exception."
WIMJ summary

This product contains retinyl acetate. 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
LOW
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Three types of algae deliver plenty of hard-working nutrients to target expression lines and lend a smoother, firmer and more radiant finish, while a capsulated retinol derivative and rosehip works to visibly plump, smooth and firm fine lines and wrinkles."
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 acetylated 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: dimethicone, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (angelica keiskei leaf/stem extract, caffeine, chlorella vulgaris extract, sapindus mukorossi peel extract, tocopheryl acetate). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
26% - 31%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
7.8% - 9.5%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
6.4% - 7.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used to create a nice product consistency while softening the upper layer of the skin
5.1% - 6.2%
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.
3.9% - 4.7%
3.3% - 4%
2.7% - 3.3%
2.3% - 2.8%
Is helpful in restoring skin barrier function supporting its moisture levels. Is claimed to stimulte collagen production in skin but evidence is lacking
1.8% - 2.2%
1.6% - 1.9%
A fragrant plant extract. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.9% - 1.1%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduces the water loss from the skin surface
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.65% - 0.95%
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
0.65% - 0.95%
0.65% - 0.95%
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
0.6% - 0.95%
A plant extract that might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Can be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
0.45% - 0.7%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
A plant extract that can contain saponins. Might have anti-bactrial and anti-oxidant effect in skin. Also can be used to help oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Non-drying alcohol. Used to stabilize other ingredients and is an emollient
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.5% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.55% - 0.85%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but there is no evidence of effectiveness in skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.65%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.4% - 0.65%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Help to stabilize the product formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.4% - 0.6%
A type of hyaluronic acid that works as an excellent moisturizer by attracting water into the upper layer of the skin. Is typically feels less sticky on the skin compared to the usual hyaluronic acid
0.4% - 0.65%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 0.7%
Plain old water
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
0.55% - 0.85%

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