Skin Inc Supplement Bar - Licorice Serum

Skin Inc Supplement Bar Licorice Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • alcaligenes polysaccharides
  • camellia sinensis catechins
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • titanium dioxide
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Wish list
Compare

Formula review

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Reduces inflammation Hydrates and strengthens skin's barrier Reduces fine lines and wrinkles Fragrance and paraben-free Japanese skincare brand with 100% pure, active serums."
WIMJ summary

This product contains camellia sinensis catechins. 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
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Why It’s Special Antioxidants, licorice, and green tea extract provide a calming, comforting effect for troubled skin Proprietary Japanese seaweed encapsulation technology delivers nourishing ingredients while the humectant-rich base offers lasting hydration How to Use Apply two to three drops twice daily before moisturizers and creams."
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: alcaligenes polysaccharides, dipotassium glycyrrhizate.

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: alcaligenes polysaccharides, pentylene glycol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis catechins) 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
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
6% - 9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.7% - 5.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.8% - 4.2%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
1.9% - 2.9%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
1.6% - 2.5%
A group of chemical compounds extracted from Green Tea. They can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Might be able to help repair sun damage and clam down inflammation in skin
1.1% - 1.6%
Used to thicken product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.55% - 1.35%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.2%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.7%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.45%
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%

Similar products & dupes

Loading...
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources