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Product summary

"Volition - Celery Green Cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides" has a good moisturizing formula. The formulation is based on a combination of good humectants and emollients. Both are needed to increase the skin hydration level. Humectants in this product (glycerin, sodium lactate and butylene glycol) help to increase the water content in the upper layer of the skin. (These ingredients do so by "capturing" water molecules from the outside air or from within the deeper layers of the skin). Emollients in this formulation (palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1 and glycine soja oil) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

Ingredient callouts

  • This moistruizer also contains peptides (palmitoyl tripeptide-1 1.10% - 1.60% and palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7 1.20% - 1.80%). Peptides is a very big group of ingredients. They all consist of a different combination of amino-acids. Our skin produces peptides naturally. Some of them work as natural anti-biotics, promote wound-healing and production of collagen. The scientists are still studying how effective the topical application of peptides is, but it is very likely that peptides in skincare are helpful. They might be able to support skin barrier restoration and even have an anti-aging benefit. At the very least, they certainly help attract water to the skin and support the hydration in this way.

Irritation risk

There are some common irritants in this product, including ingredients that do not have benefits for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "Volition" is cruelty free and so is its parent company.

Price

The product retails from 37.00$ up to 82.23$ in the United States and for 47.20CA$ in Canada.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Celery Green Cream with Hyaluronic Acid and Peptides"
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WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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 lactate.

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: glycine soja oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7, palmitoyl tripeptide-1. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract) 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.

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5% - 7.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.9% - 4.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.9%
1.6% - 2.5%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.1% - 1.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
1.2% - 1.8%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.9% - 1.35%
A fruit extract that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is missing
0.55% - 1.35%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.45% - 1.05%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function. It can clog pores if used in high concentrations.
0.35% - 0.85%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.2% - 0.8%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.15% - 0.65%
Sage leaf extract. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.6%
0.1% - 0.5%
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
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.5%
Colorant
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.15%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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