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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • pentapeptide-18
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-38
  • urea
  • alanine
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • aspartic acid
  • fructose
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • histidine
  • isoleucine
  • lactococcus ferment lysate
  • pca
  • proline
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • threonine
  • trehalose
  • +24 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Working in synergy with 11 skin-friendly amino acids, with regular use this ultra-smoothing serum will reveal nourished, youthful-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8, aspartic acid, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, pentapeptide-18, serine, threonine. These ingredients 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Working in synergy with 11 skin-friendly amino acids, with regular use this ultra-smoothing serum will reveal nourished, youthful-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product might help exfoliate the skin with urea, but This ingredient is not the most effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Multiple peptide complexes combine in this lightweight serum to offer a multitude of benefits, including Matrixyl 3000 to stimulate collagen synthesis and hyaluronic acid to offer the heroic hydration that 'plumps up' fine lines and diminishes depth of furrows."
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: alanine, allantoin.

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: arginine, caprylyl glycol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1, palmitoyl tripeptide-38, pentapeptide-18, urea

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.8% - 5.8%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
4% - 4.8%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
3% - 3.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
2.2% - 2.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.9% - 2.3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.5% - 1.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.3% - 1.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.1% - 1.3%
0.75% - 1.1%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.3% - 0.55%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.15% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps to improve the product consistency
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%

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