Thrive Causemetics - Smart Microdermabrasion 2-in-1 Instant Facial™

Thrive Causemetics Smart Microdermabrasion 2-in-1 Instant Facial™

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • niacinamide
  • glycolic acid
  • panthenol
  • alanine
  • arginine
  • betaine
  • betaine salicylate
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glutamic acid
  • glycine
  • lysine hcl
  • panthenyl triacetate
  • pca
  • phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate
  • proline
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • tartaric acid
  • threonine
  • +21 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains betaine salicylate.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: serine, threonine.

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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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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"Vegan squalane and vitamin E prevent moisture loss with intensive skin barrier-supportive hydration while niacinamide helps visibly fade dark spots."
WIMJ summary

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: alanine, vitis vinifera juice extract.

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
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LOW
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LOW
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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: betaine salicylate, glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Vegan squalane and vitamin E prevent moisture loss with intensive skin barrier-supportive hydration while niacinamide helps visibly fade dark spots."
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, 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, squalane.

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
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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
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
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Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
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Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
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Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
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Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
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A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
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Helps create a thicker product consistency
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An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
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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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Exfoliating acid, a "relative" of salicylic acid
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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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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.
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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
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Helps adjust the product pH
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
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Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
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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
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Contains AHAs that exfoliate the upper layer of the skin. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin due to the sugar content
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A very irritating fragrant ingredient
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A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
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Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
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Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
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Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
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A stable oil-soluble derivative of vitamin B5. It can help support skin barrier and reduce inflammation in skin
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A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
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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
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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
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A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
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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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Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
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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
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Helps water and oil mix together
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Helps water and oil mix together
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Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
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An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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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
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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 improves the product texture
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A mix of amino acids and plant-based lipids. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss over time
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Helps water and oil mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
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Helps oil and water mix together
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Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
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Used to create a thicker product consistency
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Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
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Used to improve stability of the formulation
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Used to adjust the product's pH
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A preservative
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A preservative
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A preservative
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