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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • carnosine
  • chondrus crispus
  • glycerin
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Target slackening skin with The Jojoba Company's Absolute Serum ; an anti-ageing, natural formula that works to minimise visible lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product contains carnosine. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"A nourishing blend of Kakadu Plum, Hyaluronic Acid and Silymarin (a potent antioxidant derived from Milk Thistle) delivers firming and plumping benefits, whilst moisturising and brightening skin to reignite a luminous glow."
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: carnosine, 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: simmondsia chinensis seed oil, lecithin.

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

This product contains antioxidants (carnosine) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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% - 5.8%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
3.8% - 5.7%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
2.8% - 4.2%
2.2% - 3.2%
1.7% - 2.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
1.5% - 2.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.9%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.6%
A type of peptide. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin combatting the sun damage
0.8% - 1.25%
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
0.5% - 1.2%
0.4% - 1%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.7%
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)
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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