SK-II - Facial Treatment Clear Lotion Toner

SK-II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion Toner

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • galactomyces ferment filtrate
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +2 more
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FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Pores ."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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

This product contains galactomyces ferment filtrate. 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
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Uneven skin tone If you want to know more… This bestselling toner helps remove stubborn impurities to reveal your skin's true radiance and prepare it for the rest of your regimen."
WIMJ summary

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: galactomyces ferment filtrate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The alcohol-free formula gently exfoliates while both hydrating and closing pores."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A hydrating toner to complete your cleansing ritual."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": galactomyces ferment filtrate, glycerin.

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
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (galactomyces ferment filtrate) 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
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
disodium edta
does not have skin benefit
citric acid
does not have skin benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A yeast ferment filtrate (also known as Pitera - a trademarked name for the filtrate reserved by the SK-II brand). It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, can help neutralize antioxidants and can be helpful in evening out the skin tone. It might be somewhat helpful in preventing premature skin aging but solid evidence is lacking. A small manufacturer study also shows that, when used in high concentrations, it can help reduce sebum production and help against blocked pores
4.9% - 7.4%
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
3.7% - 5.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.5% - 3.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.1% - 3.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2.4%
1.2% - 1.8%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
1.1% - 1.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.45% - 1.05%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.3% - 0.7%
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)
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%

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