Skinstitut - Moisture Defence - Normal

Skinstitut Moisture Defence - Normal

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • moringa pterygosperma seed extract
  • lactic acid
  • dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate
  • cyclomethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • glycerin
  • hydrogenated ethylhexyl olivate
  • hydrogenated olive oil unsaponifiables
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • trehalose
  • +8 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product contains dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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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: cyclomethicone, glycerin.

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: squalane, cyclomethicone.

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Used to creat a nice product texture and support penetration of other ingredients
5.4% - 6.6%
4.5% - 5.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.8%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 2.4%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
1.7% - 2.1%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.4% - 1.8%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
0.95% - 1.15%
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and calm down irritation in skin. However, it can contain compounds that can be irritating themselves
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It might contain a compound anthocyanin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.4% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.4% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.3% - 0.5%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.3% - 0.55%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.25%

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