UltraLuxe - 9 OC Age Control Complex Oil Control

UltraLuxe 9 OC Age Control Complex Oil Control

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • potassium azeloyl diglycinate
  • retinol
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • ceramide 2
  • dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-5
  • panthenol
  • bisabolol
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • punica granatum seed oil
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • squalane
  • +17 more
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This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains potassium azeloyl diglycinate. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

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"This cream is infused with rich botanicals such aloe leaf juice, pomegranate peel, vitamin E, rosewood oil, bitter orange oil which inhibits the natural aging process."
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tripeptide-5.

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: retinol.

In addition, this product contains potassium azeloyl diglycinate. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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: retinol.

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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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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: dimethicone, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, ceramide 2, dipeptide diaminobutyroyl benzylamide diacetate, palmitoyl oligopeptide, palmitoyl tripeptide-5, panthenol

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

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
4.7% - 5.7%
4.2% - 5.2%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
3.2% - 3.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.4% - 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
1.9% - 2.4%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.95% - 1.2%
A derivative of azelaic acid. It is obtained by reacting the chloride of azelaic acid with two molecules of glycine (an amino acid) and potassium hydroxide. It is less studied than azelaic acid, but the available research suggests that it also can be effective in reducing skin redness, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. There are claims that it is more bio-available and more effective than azelaic acid, but no comparison study is available. Potassium azeloyl diglycinate is better soluble in water compared with azelaic acid. Because of this property, products with potassium azeloyl digclycinate can have a nicer texture
0.7% - 1.05%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.55% - 0.8%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.5% - 0.75%
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.
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.4% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that works as an emollient. It might help neutralize free radicals in skin but solid research is lacking. Contains some volatile compounds and could be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.55%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.3% - 0.55%
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.
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.45% - 0.65%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.2% - 0.4%
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%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%

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