Super Facialist - Retinol + Anti-Ageing Restoring Serum

Super Facialist Retinol + Anti-Ageing Restoring Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • dimethicone
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • lupinus albus seed extract
  • polyglyceryl-2 dipolyhydroxystearate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

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

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"Retinol + Anti-Ageing Restoring Serum"
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol.

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.

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

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.

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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: retinol.

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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: dimethicone, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) 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 - camellia sinensis leaf extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
8.9% - 10.9%
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
5.1% - 6.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.4% - 4.2%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
2.5% - 3%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.3% - 2.9%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
2% - 2.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.1% - 1.4%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
1% - 1.2%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
0.75% - 1.1%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.6% - 0.9%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.6% - 0.9%
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.
0.55% - 0.85%
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
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.4% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.45% - 0.65%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.65%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol 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. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A fruit extract that might have some antioxidant properties and might help attract water to the skin, but evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.1% - 0.15%

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