skinChemists - London Whitening and Lightening Hydrating Day Cream

skinChemists London Whitening and Lightening Hydrating Day Cream

PROMISES
FULFILLED
41 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
Key ingredients
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • ascorbic acid
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
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Formula review

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The result is hydrated, youthful-looking skin that gives out a visible radiance."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - zinc pca - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The nightly moisturiser is enriched with Illumiscin to reduce the appearance of age spots and even the skin tone, and Monoi Tahitian, a blend of Tiare Flower Extract and Coconut Oil, which restores moisture to the complexion."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"London Whitening and Lightening Hydrating Day Cream"
From product name
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, zinc pca.

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: cocos nucifera oil, cetearyl alcohol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
isoceteth-20
Has skin benefit
benzyl alcohol
does not have skin benefit
parfum
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient

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