SkinMedica - Dermal Repair Cream

SkinMedica Dermal Repair Cream

PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
Key ingredients
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • panthenol
  • algae extract
  • allantoin
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Contains the highest levels of lipid-soluble antioxidant vitamins C and E Helps repair sun-damage and reduce age spots Rehydrates, conditions, and firms the skin Encourages skin's ability to repair and rehydrate itself Provides protection against environmental aggressors"
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: tocotrienols.

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
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Contains the highest levels of lipid-soluble antioxidant vitamins C and E Helps repair sun-damage and reduce age spots Rehydrates, conditions, and firms the skin Encourages skin's ability to repair and rehydrate itself Provides protection against environmental aggressors"
WIMJ summary

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

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: stearyl glycyrrhetinate.

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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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Dermal Repair 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: algae extract, allantoin.

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: dimethicone, phenyl trimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tocotrienols) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - squalene, tocopheryl linoleate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
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.

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