Join the WIMJ community to get skincare help and use personalized tools
Get a skincare routine that works

Honest. Personalized. Free

We will ask you to log in & agree to our community guidelines.

Price comparison

We receive a small commission for purchases made through these links at no cost for you. Thank you for your support! Learn more

Product summary

Judging from the ingredient list, "Talika - Eye Detox Specific - Olive to Dark Skin" works well for improving skin hydration To work well, any moisturizer needs to include a combination of water-binding and emollient ingredients. Talika - Eye Detox Specific - Olive to Dark Skin ticks this box. Algae extract, glycerin and caprylyl glycol in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Emollients in this formulation (algae extract, squalane, olea europaea fruit oil, caprylyl glycol and isononyl isononanoate) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

Ingredient callouts

  • We love that this moisturizer contains a good concentration of niacinamide 2.70% - 4.00%. Niacinamide is a perfect active in a moistruizer because it helps calm down inflamation in skin and support the skin barrier. More than that, it is helpful for most common skin concerns: it helps regulat oil production, help reduce acne and clogged pores, improve skin tone and prevent pigmentation marks. It also helps fight photodamage.

Irritation risk

This formulation includes some common irritants, including ingredients that do not provide a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be low. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails from 29.66£ up to 39.00£ in the United Kingdom.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Soft-focus powder expertly blurs imperfections, as Vitamin B3 regulates melanin production to leave skin looking luminous, even and youthful."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Soft-focus powder expertly blurs imperfections, as Vitamin B3 regulates melanin production to leave skin looking luminous, even and youthful."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

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

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
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Fortified with Chromadetox® (a Brown Algae Extract), the innovative, soothing eye treatment delivers intense moisture and hydration, whilst minimising the appearance of dark circles, puffiness and redness to reveal a brighter, smoother eye contour."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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: algae extract, glycerin.

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, algae extract.

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

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
22% - 33%
Plain old water
12% - 18%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
5.2% - 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
3.4% - 5.2%
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. The concentration of about 2% is effective for supporting the skin barrier and evening out the skin tone. Concentration of 4-6% is better for helping with acne and balancing the sebum production
2.7% - 4%
Is used to enhance product texture and can help to optically mask skin imperfections
2.2% - 3.3%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
1.7% - 2.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.1% - 1.7%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
1% - 1.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.8% - 1.2%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.45% - 1%
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% - 1.05%
A compound obtained from horse chestnut. It is claimed that this chemical can improve circulation, but there is no evidence available that it works in skin
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.25%

Similar products & dupes

Talika - Eye Detox Specific - Olive to Dark Skin
CeraVe - Skin Renewing Eye Cream
La Roche-Posay - Pigmentclar Anti Dark Circles Eye Cream
Philosophy - Brighten My Day Skin Perfecting & Brightening Eye Cream
Mizon - Snail Repair Eye Cream
Olay - Eyes Ultimate Eye Cream
JuneCell - Rejuvenation Enriched Eye Cream
Dime Beauty Co - Luminosity Eye Serum
Fleur & Bee - Eyes Eyes Baby / Natural Anti-Aging Eye Cream
Simple - Protect N Glow Brightening Eye Gel
REVOLUTION SKINCARE - 5% Caffeine and Hyaluronic Acid Revitalising Under Eye Serum
Price
WIMJ similarity score
75%
75%
73%
73%
73%
72%
72%
70%
70%
70%
Key ingredients
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Irritancy
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
Potential Irritants
All ingredients
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources