Skinstitut - Expert Reveal Retinol Face Oil

Skinstitut Expert Reveal Retinol Face Oil

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • retinol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • macadamia integrifolia seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: retinyl palmitate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Proven to deliver a noticeable improvement to the visible signs of pigmentation, sun damage, and premature ageing, Expert Reveal Retinol Face Oil quietly works the night shift to retexturize, refine, and resurface your skin while you sleep."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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?
"Proven to deliver a noticeable improvement to the visible signs of pigmentation, sun damage, and premature ageing, Expert Reveal Retinol Face Oil quietly works the night shift to retexturize, refine, and resurface your skin while you sleep."
WIMJ summary

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

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: retinyl palmitate.

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
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MEDIUM
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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
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LOW
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This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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
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HIGH
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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
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
23% - 34%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
5.1% - 7.7%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
4.5% - 6.7%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.6% - 5.5%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
2.5% - 3.7%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but evidence for effectiveness in skin is missing
1.7% - 2.6%
1.5% - 2.3%
1.1% - 1.7%
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.
0.9% - 1.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.85% - 1.3%
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
0.5% - 1.15%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.45% - 1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.8%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.7%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%

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