Urban Skin Rx Pro Strength - Retinol Resurfacing Treatment Pads

Urban Skin Rx Pro Strength Retinol Resurfacing Treatment Pads

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Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
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Key ingredients
  • niacinamide
  • retinol
  • ascorbic acid
  • azelaic acid
  • lactic acid
  • arbutin
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Retinol Resurfacing Treatment Pads"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: azelaic acid, retinol. These ingredients is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"featuring a powerful blend of Retinol, Lactic Acid and Niacinamide, these extra strength treatment pads effectively resurface skin to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, breakouts and aging skin."
WIMJ summary

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

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
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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"featuring a powerful blend of Retinol, Lactic Acid and Niacinamide, these extra strength treatment pads effectively resurface skin to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, breakouts and aging skin."
WIMJ summary

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 azelaic acid, glutathione, kojic acid, niacinamide. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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: arbutin, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, glucosamine hcl.

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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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Retinol Resurfacing Treatment Pads"
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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Also includes Glucosamine to hydrate and visibly smooth texture."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": dipotassium glycyrrhizate, glucosamine hcl.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (azelaic acid, glutathione, kojic acid, 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).

The following ingredients - arbutin, camellia sinensis leaf extract 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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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Helps oil and water mix together
Helps to improve the product consistency

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