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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • glycosphingolipids
  • guaiazulene
  • kaolin
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • zinc oxide
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Revitalising sleep-deprived, stressed and depleted complexions, the biphasic Fresh Start Mask from skyn ICELAND polishes and retexturizes skin to reveal a luminous, youthful translucence."
WIMJ summary

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

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
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Forming an oxygenating foam, the face mask expertly cleanses and detoxifies, whilst improving skin tone and texture to reveal a brighter, smoother complexion with renewed radiance."
WIMJ summary

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

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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"a cooling Blue Clay to draw out dirt and impurities, and an AHA Fruit Acid Activating Gel to infuse long-lasting hydration."
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, butylene glycol.

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, cetearyl alcohol.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
4.4% - 5.3%
Helps regulate the product pH
4.2% - 5.1%
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
3% - 3.7%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
2.2% - 2.7%
Helps water and oil mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
2% - 2.4%
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and used to stabilize product formulations
1.5% - 1.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.5%
0.95% - 1.15%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 1%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 0.85%
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
0.8% - 1.2%
0.45% - 0.65%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.4% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A berry extract that can have some anti-oxidant properties. It helps to preserve product formulations and improve their smell. It can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.6%
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% - 0.6%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of lipids naturally present in skin. They can be converted to ceramides in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A blue-colored ingredient that is traditionally used as a colorant. It has anti-inflammatory properties. For example, it is successfully used to treat diaper rash for new borns. It can help support the skin barrier by reducing inflammation
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Plain old water
0.25% - 0.45%
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)
0.25% - 0.45%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.2% - 0.4%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.2% - 0.4%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.3%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.15%

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