Skyn Iceland - Anti-Blemish Gel

Skyn Iceland Anti-Blemish Gel

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • ascorbic acid
  • bisabolol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • glycosphingolipids
  • phospholipids
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Anti-Blemish Gel"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Thanks to powerful vitamins and antioxidants that heal and protect against early aging, plus hydrating Burdock root extract, skin is smooth, supple and blemish-free."
WIMJ summary

This product contains vitis vinifera seed extract. 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
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HIGH
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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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Thanks to powerful vitamins and antioxidants that heal and protect against early aging, plus hydrating Burdock root extract, skin is smooth, supple and blemish-free."
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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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: glycosphingolipids.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) 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
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
8.2% - 10.1%
A plant extract that might contain salicylic acid
4.1% - 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% - 3.6%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
2.3% - 2.8%
1.9% - 2.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1% - 1.3%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
1.2% - 1.4%
1% - 1.3%
0.7% - 1.05%
0.6% - 0.9%
0.5% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.8%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
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.
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.75%
A type of lipids naturally present in skin. They can be converted to ceramides in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
Plant extract. Has some anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
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%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.2% - 0.4%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.2% - 0.4%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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