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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • benzophenone-4
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • glycosphingolipids
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • +5 more
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FULFILLED
0 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"What's more, the extremely gentle formula is infused with calming emollients and potent antioxidants to improve tone and texture and diminish fine lines--with zero irritation."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Lactic acid and fruit enzymes gently exfoliate while soothing natural antibacterials sweep up dirt and oil so pores are left squeaky clean and skin looks fresh, bright and clear."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
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: biosaccharide gum-1, 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.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
7.1% - 10.6%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
3.5% - 5.2%
Plain old water
2.4% - 3.6%
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
1.6% - 2.4%
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)
1.3% - 1.9%
1% - 1.5%
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
0.5% - 1.15%
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
0.45% - 1.05%
0.35% - 0.85%
0.2% - 0.75%
A type of lipids naturally present in skin. They can be converted to ceramides in skin
0.2% - 0.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.55%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
Sulisobenzone. A UV filter. Is typically used to improve the product stability under exposure to UV light. It is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It can be used is larger concentrations as a sun protection ingredient for the skin, but can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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