The INKEY List - Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment

The INKEY List Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • colloidal sulfur
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • +6 more
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FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Succinic Acid Blemish Treatment"
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WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains colloidal sulfur. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"While targeting active blemishes, succinic acid has a gentle peeling effect that gently exfoliates the skin and clears pores while preventing them from clogging again after use."
WIMJ summary

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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"Famous for its healing abilities, Hyaluronic Acid holds 1,000 times its weight in water, drawing and locking moisture into the complexion to ensure longer-lasting hydration."
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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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, squalane.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.25% - 2.5%
Plain old water
12% - 19%
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
5.5% - 8.2%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
2.9% - 4.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
2.4% - 3.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.9% - 2.9%
1.5% - 2.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.4% - 2.1%
1.1% - 1.6%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.9% - 1.35%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.5% - 1.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 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.
0.5% - 1.15%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
A mineral that is claimed to be able to support collagen product in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is missing
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.25%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.05% - 0.1%
0.05% - 0.15%

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