The Crème Shop - Turn That Frown Upside Down! Hydrogel Frown Line Patches for Sensitive Skin

The Crème Shop Turn That Frown Upside Down! Hydrogel Frown Line Patches for Sensitive Skin

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • panthenol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • sucrose
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
66 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"helps fight damage caused by free radicals and combats signs of aging"
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin C reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while evening out the skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza glabra root 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
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Hydrogel Frown Line Patches for Sensitive Skin"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, sucrose.

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: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (coptis japonica root extract, glycyrrhiza glabra root extract, schisandra chinensis fruit extract). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.6% - 8.5%
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% - 5.1%
2.5% - 3.7%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
2.1% - 3.2%
A preservative
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
1.3% - 1.9%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create thicker consistency
1.1% - 1.6%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative
0.5% - 1.1%
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
0.4% - 0.95%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.2% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.2% - 0.7%
A berry extract that might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.15% - 0.65%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.15% - 0.6%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.15% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.55%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.5%
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.
0.1% - 0.5%
0.1% - 0.45%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.1% - 0.35%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.1% - 0.45%
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.
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.1% - 0.35%
Aromatic plant oil used in cosmetics as a fragrance. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.2%
Used as a fragrance
0.05% - 0.15%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.05% - 0.15%

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