THE PURE LOTUS - 2-Step Lotus Leaf Soothing & Brightening Mask

THE PURE LOTUS 2-Step Lotus Leaf Soothing & Brightening Mask

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • niacinamide
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • inositol
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • sodium acetylated hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains sodium ascorbyl phosphate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Vegan-friendly No artificial fragrance added The Pure Lotus’s signature ingredient, Lotus Leaf Extract, contains natural antioxidants and flavonoids with powerful anti-aging properties that help to protect skin from free radicals."
WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid. 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
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LOW
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic 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
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HIGH
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"A gentle toning and exfoliating pad containing Lotus Leaf extract and Lactic Acid that balance the skin's pH level while lightly clearing dead skin cells."
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: lactic acid.

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LOW
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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: allantoin, arginine.

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, olea europaea fruit oil.

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
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
The ingredient is not recognized
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Plain old water
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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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)
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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
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The ingredient is not recognized
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Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
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A preservative
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
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Helps water and oil mix together
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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
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
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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
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Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
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A preservative
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A highly irritating fragrance
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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
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An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
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An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
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Plant oil that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains volatile compouunds that are potential allergens and can be irritating
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An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
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Plain old water
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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Helps create a thicker product consistency
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The ingredient is not recognized
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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
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Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
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A preservative
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Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
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Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
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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
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Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
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Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
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A preservative
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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
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Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
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An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
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Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
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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
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
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A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
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A preservative
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
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Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
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Aromatic plant oil used in cosmetics as a fragrance. A likely irritant
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A type of hyaluronic acid that works as an excellent moisturizer by attracting water into the upper layer of the skin. Is typically feels less sticky on the skin compared to the usual hyaluronic acid
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
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A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
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Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
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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
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