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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • chondrus crispus
  • glycerin
  • sodium lactate
  • tartaric acid
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"The Organic Pharmacy Four Acid Peel gently exfoliates to help fight blemishes, improve skin texture and reduce the look of fine lines resulting in a brighter more radiant complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Replete with revitalising properties, this exfoliating serum works to improve uneven skin texture and tone for a bright, smooth and youthful-looking visage."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Replete with revitalising properties, this exfoliating serum works to improve uneven skin texture and tone for a bright, smooth and youthful-looking visage."
WIMJ summary

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

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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"AHAs such as Glycolic, Lactic, Tartaric and Citric Acids (derived from a concentrate of Pineapple, Lemon, Grape and Passion Fruit) gently buff away the top layer of dead cells, revealing the soft, glowing skin waiting just beneath the surface."
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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

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

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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (tartaric acid) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
22% - 33%
Plain old water
12% - 18%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
5.2% - 7.8%
3.5% - 5.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
1.8% - 2.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
1.5% - 2.2%
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
1.2% - 1.9%
Used to thicken product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.6%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
0.9% - 1.35%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.5% - 1.2%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.85%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.5%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.1% - 0.35%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.05% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.15%
An AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid). It oxidizes quickly which makes it less effective in skincare formulations. It can support skin's barrier and moisture levels
0.05% - 0.2%

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