Sweet Chef - Beet + Retinol Nightly Firming Mask

Sweet Chef Beet + Retinol Nightly Firming Mask

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • hydroxypinacolone retinoate
  • camellia japonica flower extract
  • cannabis sativa seed oil
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • ficus carica fruit extract
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl glucoside
  • hyaluronic acid
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • synthetic beeswax
  • tocopherol
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /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: hydroxypinacolone retinoate. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"the industry's all-time favourite age-defying ingredient."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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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"Sweet Chef Beet + Retinol Nightly Firming Mask A (mid)night feast for your face, Sweet Chef's Beet + Retinol Nightly Firming Mask harnesses a cocktail of ultra-effective plant-based ingredients to flood your skin with pillowy 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, glyceryl glucoside.

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: squalane, cannabis sativa seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia japonica flower extract, ficus carica fruit extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.3% - 7.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 4.7%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
3% - 3.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.3% - 2.8%
A preservative
0.65% - 1%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.7% - 2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and creates a thicker product texture
1.4% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
A plant extract that might have some antioxidant properties, but mostly used in cosmetics for its color
0.65% - 1%
A derivative of the most potent form of vitamin A, retinoic acid. The ingredient can be sold under name Granactive Retinoid. Note that if a skincare brand discloses the concentration of Granactive Retinoid in a product, the concentration refers to a diluted form of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate: 1% of Granactive Retinoid corresponds to 0.1% of Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate. Hydroxypinacolone Retinoate (HPR) is a unique derivative of retinoic acid because it can directly work in the skin and does not require additional conversion steps. According to studies done by the manufacturer on models of human skin (not real people), this derivative is more effective than other cosmetic versions of retinoids (such as retinol, retinaldehyde, and retinyl palmitate), and, at the same time, causes less irritation. It has been also demonstrated to be more stable than retinol which makes formulating with easier and increases the chances that a product with it will maintain its effectiveness after opening. The packaging should still ideally be air-tight. HPR is available over the counter in the EU, UK, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, but is only with a prescription in Canada.
0.01% - 0.05%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.45% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
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.
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant oil that due to its high linoleic acid content can help strengthen skin's barrier function and soften its upper layer
0.4% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Essential oil that can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
0.25% - 0.45%
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%
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect helping neutralize free radicals in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. It can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals. The concentrations typically used in cosmetics are too small to have an effect
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
0.1% - 0.2%
Can help to restore skin barrier function and soften its upper layer
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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