SkinCeuticals - Retinol 1.0 Retinol face cream

SkinCeuticals Retinol 1.0 Retinol face cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • bisabolol
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • isopropyl myristate
  • +2 more
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93 /100
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"A concentrated night cream with pure retinol improves the appearance of visible signs of aging and pores while minimizing breakouts SKIN TYPES."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"Promotes cell turnover Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration, pores, and blemishes Formulated to minimize irritation commonly associated with the use of retinol night creams Specialized packaging preserves retinol potency Non-comedogenic, paraben-, fragrance-, and gluten-free Ideal for skin preconditioned with Retinol 0."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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"Designed to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discoloration, this retinol night cream can refine the appearance of pores, while reducing the appearance of blemishes associated with problematic skin."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"0 Retinol face cream"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, dimethiconol.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) 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
does not meet threshold

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.4% - 6.5%
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
3.5% - 5.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
2.7% - 4%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
1.6% - 2.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.4% - 2.2%
Used to stabilize product formulations
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
1% - 1.5%
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.
0.6% - 1.35%
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
0.5% - 1.2%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.35% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
0.15% - 0.65%
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% - 0.5%
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.01% - 0.1%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.05% - 0.15%

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