The higher the concentration of the essence, the better the effect?

The higher the concentration of the essence, the better the effect?

High-concentration essences are popular with consumers for their precise formula and evident effects. Meanwhile, there are more and more products on the market are advertised as “high concentration” to attract attention, but whether the higher concentration ones exactly have better effect or not is a doubt.

The efficiency is strongly linked to the concentration of efficient ingredients

Functional ingredients are fundamental for skincare products with various effects, such as Hyaluronic acid for moisture, Vitamin C for whitening, Retinol for anti-aging and so on. Within a certain range, the higher the concentration of these active ingredients, certainly the better their effect is.

There will be opposite effects if the concentration is too high

Exactly, each ingredient has its own suitable concentration and certain amount of it could have great effect. However, the overuse of them will cause worse user experience instead of better effect. For example, product with excessive addition of Alpha hydroxy acids needs more alkaline agents to balance its pH. As a result, more complex ingredients will increase the burden on our skin.

Recommended concentration for different efficacy ingredients

Efficacy Ingredient Recommended Addition
Whitening Arbutin 2.0~3.0%
Moisture Trehalose 1-10%
Anti-acne Salicylic Acid 0.2%-2%
Anti-aging Pro-Xylane 1-30%
Soothing Ceramide 1.5-5%

Source: Ingredient supplier Information/Taiwan FDA Regulation

In addition, it is likely easy to cause harm and irritation to our skin on the pursuit of high concentrations of ingredients barely. Since each person’s skin tolerance is different: weaker tolerance or stronger tolerance, it is necessary to choose products suitable for our skin condition on the basis of the skin tolerance in order to make the maintenance ingredients exert its effectiveness sufficiently. Therefore, when designing high-concentration products, we should not focus on the concentration alone, but also take other factors into consideration, such as the ingredients, the overall formula, our own skin condition and so on. Unicare provides series of high-concentration essence products for distinct skin problems, strictly controlling the concentration ratio of ingredients in order to provide customers with safe and effective maintenance options. Welcome to contact us for more product details.

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