SK-II - LXP Ultimate Revival Cream

SK-II LXP Ultimate Revival Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • galactomyces ferment filtrate
  • niacinamide
  • hexapeptide-3
  • lactic acid
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • panthenol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • copper gluconate
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • magnesium aspartate
  • myristyl myristate
  • saccharomyces cerevisiae extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • triethylhexanoin
  • zinc gluconate
  • +15 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Highly concentrated Pitera™, along with a unique blend of skin-conditioning agents and skin-loving vitamins, helps to condition skin to assist in refining texture and uneven tone, while improving radiance and signs of aging."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8, galactomyces ferment filtrate, hexapeptide-3.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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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: niacinamide

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: galactomyces ferment filtrate.

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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"LXP Ultimate Revival Cream"
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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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, hexapeptide-3, niacinamide, panthenol

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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.5% - 5.6%
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
3.9% - 4.7%
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
3% - 3.7%
2.2% - 2.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product consistency
1.9% - 2.3%
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
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
1.1% - 1.4%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.95% - 1.15%
0.65% - 1%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
0.55% - 0.8%
An emollient. Is not recommended for acne-prone skin as it can be comedogenic
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together while creating a nice finish on the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation while softening the upper layer of the skin. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.5%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.2% - 0.4%
A moisturizing ingredient that works as a humectant to attract water to the upper layer of the skin.
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Non-drying alcohol. Used to stabilize other ingredients and is an emollient
0.25% - 0.45%
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)
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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