skinChemists - London Whitening and Lightening Nourishing Facial Oil

skinChemists London Whitening and Lightening Nourishing Facial Oil

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • ascorbic acid
  • glycerin
  • zinc pca
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
41 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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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 easily-absorbing oil is enriched with Illumiscin to reduce the appearance of age spots and even the skin tone, and Vitamin E to restore moisture and essential nutrients."
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 Nourishing Facial Oil"
From product name
WIMJ summary

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

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
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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
5.7% - 8.5%
3.4% - 5.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
2.5% - 3.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.7% - 2.6%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.1% - 1.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
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.
0.5% - 1.15%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.3% - 0.75%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
0.2% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.2% - 0.8%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.15% - 0.65%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%

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