Walgreens - Vitamin E Skin Care Cream

Walgreens Vitamin E Skin Care Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • collagen
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • squalane
  • triticum vulgare germ oil
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains retinyl palmitate. This ingredient 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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: retinyl palmitate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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"Vitamin E Skin Care Cream"
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WIMJ summary

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, propylene glycol.

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: cocos nucifera oil, dimethicone.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
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One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
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An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
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A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
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Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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An emollient that helps soften the skin
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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.
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Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products
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Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
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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.
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A good emoillient. Contains vitamin E which can help neutralise free radicals, however the oil is unstable. Avoid if you have gluten or wheat sensitivity (including food allergies).
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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
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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
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An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
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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
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Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
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Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
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Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
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A preservative. Works by releasing formaldehyde. Can be irritating
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A preservative
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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