Skyn Iceland - Arctic Repair Cream with Gooseberry Extract and Arctic Algae

Skyn Iceland Arctic Repair Cream with Gooseberry Extract and Arctic Algae

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • linoleic acid
  • arginine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • emblica officinalis fruit extract
  • ginkgo biloba leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • glycosphingolipids
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • linolenic acid
  • phytosterols
  • phytosteryl macadamiate
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • squalene
  • tocopherol
  • +18 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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"a mineral-rich skin conditioner that helps provide immediate and long-lasting hydration and helps fight free radical damage for healthier tone and texture Colloidal Oatmeal (."
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: arginine, 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: arginine, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (emblica officinalis fruit extract, ginkgo biloba leaf extract, squalene) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.1% - 7.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.1%
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.
3.3% - 4%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
2.4% - 2.9%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
1.9% - 2.4%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.7% - 2.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
1.1% - 1.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.1% - 1.4%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.65% - 1%
0.55% - 0.8%
0.55% - 0.8%
A berry extract that can have some anti-oxidant properties. It helps to preserve product formulations and improve their smell. It can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
0.4% - 0.6%
An oil that is naturally part of skin sebum that helps to soften its upper layer, reduce water loss and neutralize free radicals. It might be comedogenic. Avoid applying large concentrations (or pure oil) before sun exposure as oxidized squalene can clog pores and lead to skin irritation. Today squalene is mostly derived from vegetable oils or synthetized by yeast
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might be helping in neutralizing free radicals in skin. It could help reduce hyperpigmentation. There is some research to confirm its effectiveness in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.35% - 0.65%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant extract that has some anti-bacterial properties. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in skin. It can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of lipids naturally present in skin. They can be converted to ceramides in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Lipids that work as an emollient and can be helpful in repairing skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
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% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.4%
Might help to reduce inflammation in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%

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