Urban Skin Rx Pro Strength - Hydranutrient Radiance Restore Oil
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • helianthus annuus extract
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • punica granatum seed oil
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • salvia hispanica seed oil
  • solanum lycopersicum seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This powerful blend of antioxidants, omegas and vitamins keeps skin hydrated and improves the appearance of uneven skin tone, dry skin, rough texture and fine lines."
WIMJ summary

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

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

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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What does the product description say?
"This powerful blend of antioxidants, omegas and vitamins keeps skin hydrated and improves the appearance of uneven skin tone, dry skin, rough texture and fine lines."
WIMJ summary

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

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: retinyl palmitate.

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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Hydranutrient Radiance Restore Oil"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) 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 - vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
23% - 34%
6.8% - 10.1%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
5.1% - 7.6%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3.9% - 5.9%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
2.6% - 4%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
2.1% - 3.1%
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
2% - 2.9%
A plant oil that might help neutralize free radicals and have an anti-bacterial effect
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 1.9%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
1% - 1.6%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.8% - 1.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.85% - 1.25%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.25%
0.5% - 1.15%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.3% - 0.7%
Chia seed oil. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might be helpful in repairing skin barrier
0.3% - 0.7%
A good emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and, due to the high linoleic acid content, can support the skin's barrier function
0.35% - 0.75%
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
0.15% - 0.5%
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.
0.1% - 0.45%
A plant oil that can help neutralize free radicals, soften the upper layer of the skin, and support skin's barrier function
0.2% - 0.7%

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