U Beauty - Super Smart Hydrator

U Beauty Super Smart Hydrator

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • n-prolyl palmitoyl tripeptide-56 acetate
  • acetyl hexapeptide-37
  • lactobionic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • linoleic acid
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-8
  • panthenol
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • beeswax
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • dextran
  • glutathione
  • hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid
  • hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate
  • linolenic acid
  • mandelic acid
  • persea gratissima oil
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • sodium acetylated hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
  • squalane
  • superoxide dismutase
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +25 more
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What does the product description say?
"In addition, antioxidant-rich vitamin C and E help support the skin's natural collagen for a more youthful, radiant-looking glow."
WIMJ summary

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-37, n-prolyl palmitoyl tripeptide-56 acetate, palmitoyl tripeptide-8.

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.

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

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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: glycolic acid, lactobionic acid, mandelic acid.

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"Super Smart Hydrator"
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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: dextran, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid.

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: beeswax, butyrospermum parkii butter.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-37, lactobionic acid, linoleic acid, n-prolyl palmitoyl tripeptide-56 acetate, palmitoyl tripeptide-8, panthenol

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

The following ingredients - sodium ascorbyl phosphate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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.
5.1% - 6.3%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
4.2% - 5.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.1% - 3.8%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
2.4% - 3%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
2% - 2.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
1.7% - 2%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
1.5% - 1.8%
An emollient that softens the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
1% - 1.2%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.6% - 0.85%
Used as a fragrance. Smells similar to jasmine
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 0.85%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin. Contains essential oil that can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
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.
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
An antioxidant enzyme that is naturally present in skin. It can help support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin. It is used in topical medications for inflammatory skin conditions including atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. There are three types of natural Superoxide Dismutase in human skin. The compound used in topical treatments and cosmetics are mimics of typically one of these natural variants
0.3% - 0.55%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
0.3% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.35% - 0.6%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. At the same time, it can weaken the skin's barrier enhancing penetration of other ingredients and increasing the risk of skin dryness
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.35% - 0.6%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing a smoother, more even skin. PHAs tend to be gentler on the skin compared to AHAs (for example, glycolic acid). It also has hydrating properties and helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help calm down inflammation in skin and support restoration of the barrier function. It has an anti-oxidant effect as well. It can help reduce fine line, wrinkles and improve skin elasticity
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
A peptide that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and reduce melanin production resulting in skin lightening effect and reduction in hyperpigmentation. It can also help attract moisture to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.3% - 0.6%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.15% - 0.25%
Might help to reduce inflammation in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.15% - 0.25%
Is used to dissolve other ingredients and create nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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