Sulwhasoo - First Care Activating Serum Lunar New Year

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Serum Lunar New Year

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • adenosine
  • madecassoside
  • betaine
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • honey
  • mel
  • tocopherol
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Dryness, Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, and Uneven Texture Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product contains adenosine, madecassoside. These ingredients 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
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dryness, Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, and Uneven Texture Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza uralensis root extract, madecassoside, paeonia lactiflora root extract, prunus mume fruit extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Dryness, Loss of Firmness and Elasticity, and Uneven Texture Formulation."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": betaine, biosaccharide gum-1.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (madecassoside) 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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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
5.2% - 7.7%
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
2.8% - 4.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
2% - 3%
A preservative
0.6% - 1.35%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.6%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.85% - 1.25%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.45% - 1.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.2% - 0.7%
0.1% - 0.35%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
0.05% - 0.3%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.05% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.05% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.15%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps attract water to the skin and might have some anti-bacterial properties. Can be an allergen
0.01% - 0.05%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and attract water to it
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps attract water to the skin and might have some anti-bacterial properties. Can be an allergen
0.01% - 0.05%
An antioxidant that is typically derived from plant Centella Asiatica. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin and support skin barrier function. It could, however, itself be irritating. It is often unstable in formulations
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.15%
Plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function, but research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.01% - 0.05%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%
0.05% - 0.1%
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
0.01% - 0.05%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.1%
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.1%
0.05% - 0.15%
Licorice root extract. Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation
0.01% - 0.05%
A plant extract that might have an anti-oxidant effect and help even out skin tone, but solid evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.01% - 0.05%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.1%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.01% - 0.1%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.1%
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
0.05% - 0.15%
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.01% - 0.05%

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