Spectacle Skincare - Performance Crème

Spectacle Skincare Performance Crème

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • gluconolactone
  • retinal
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • ceramide np
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-38
  • phytosphingosine
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carthamus tinctorius oleosomes
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • dimethicone
  • ergothioneine
  • glycerin
  • glycosaminoglycans
  • hyaluronic acid
  • mel
  • phospholipids
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sphingolipids
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • ubiquinone
  • +25 more
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100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: gluconolactone

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Using multiple weights of hyaluronic acid, a unique peptide complex, a form of stabilized retinal (that delivers results without any irritation), bio-fermented squalane, copper amino acids and more, this formula energises cells, encourages collagen and elastin production, hydrates, nourishes, protects, brightens, soothes, strengthens, evens tone and softens fine lines."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinal, gluconolactone, niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-38.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinal.

In addition, this product contains gluconolactone, niacinamide. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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: gluconolactone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Using multiple weights of hyaluronic acid, a unique peptide complex, a form of stabilized retinal (that delivers results without any irritation), bio-fermented squalane, copper amino acids and more, this formula energises cells, encourages collagen and elastin production, hydrates, nourishes, protects, brightens, soothes, strengthens, evens tone and softens fine lines."
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, hyaluronic acid.

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: dimethicone, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide np, niacinamide, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - gluconolactone also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
4.1% - 5.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
2.9% - 3.6%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
2.3% - 2.8%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.3%
1.6% - 2%
1.4% - 1.7%
1.1% - 1.4%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
1% - 1.2%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.65% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.45% - 0.7%
One step removed from the biologically active in skin form of vitamin A. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinal is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. Concentrations of 0.05% and 0.1% are shown to be effective. It can, however, be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.6%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.3% - 0.55%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.3% - 0.55%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Preliminary studies show that it can be more effective than coenzyme Q10 but studies on effective concentration for topical applications are lacking
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.3% - 0.55%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.25% - 0.5%
Sphingolipids are a group of lipids with a common chemical structure. Some of them are naturally present in skin and can be converted to ceramides
0.3% - 0.5%
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.
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
0.3% - 0.55%
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 oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.3% - 0.55%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and attract water to it
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% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
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% - 0.5%
A type of sugar that is used to support delivery of active ingredients and can enhance their penetration into the skin without disrupting the skin's barrier
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps preserve product formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%

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