Skinstitut - Quick-Fix Brightening Sheet Mask — skinstitut

Skinstitut Quick-Fix Brightening Sheet Mask — skinstitut

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid
  • urea
  • hydroxyethyl urea
  • inositol
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
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What does the product description say?
"That serum employs exfoliating botanicals to help refine skin texture, tighten pores, and even out skin tone and discolouration by reducing Melanin production."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"AN INSTANTLY BRIGHTENING SHEET MASK TO REFRESH, REFINE, AND REBOOT RADIANCE Quick-Fix Brightening Sheet Mask is a skin-brightening Lotus Fibre sheet mask to refresh, refine, and reboot radiance."
WIMJ summary

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: hydroxyethyl urea.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Moisture levels are given an instant boost, leaving you with brighter, better skin and renewed luminosity."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": hydroxyethyl urea, inositol.

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).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

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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
6% - 9.1%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.6% - 5.3%
2.8% - 4.1%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
2% - 2.9%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
1.7% - 2.5%
A preservative
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.7%
A derivative of urea, a compound that is naturally present in skin. Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients
0.95% - 1.4%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.8% - 1.2%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.95%
0.35% - 0.8%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.15% - 0.6%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help 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
0.1% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
A likely irritant. Might have some anti-oxidant activity, but is mostly used as a fragrance in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.15%

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