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Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Provides great coverage for age spots and blemishes."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Infused with 3LAB’s signature bio-engineered growth hormone and apple stem cell technology, Perfect BB SPF 40 PA +++ is a sheer tinted moisturizer designed to firm and lift the skin, regenerate new skin cells, brighten, moisturize, and protect."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains adenosine, ascorbyl glucoside, oligopeptide-68, sh-polypeptide-7. 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. The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Fortified with Apple Stem Cell Technology and the brand's Bio-Engineered Renewal Complex, the lightweight, quick-absorbing formula delivers long-lasting moisture and hydration, whilst minimizing the appearance of dark spots, blemishes and uneven skin tone for a more refined finish."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: ascorbyl glucoside.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Achieve a smooth, flawless complexion with 3LAB Perfect BB SPF 40 ; a sheer tinted moisturizer that works to brighten, hydrate and protect skin without greasy residue."
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: allantoin, glycerin.

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: dimethicone, methicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide 3, oligopeptide-68, panthenol, sh-polypeptide-7, urea

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

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbyl glucoside) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Anti-aging
Anti-blemish
Anti-oxidation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 60/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
7.72%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
6.9% - 8.4%
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
5.5% - 6.7%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
3.5% - 4.2%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
2.3% - 2.8%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
1.6% - 2%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.65% - 0.95%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
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.
0.35% - 0.65%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.3% - 0.55%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.25% - 0.5%
Hops extract. Can contain common irritants and allergens geraniol, limonene, linalool
0.15% - 0.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.15% - 0.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.4%
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.
0.15% - 0.3%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.2% - 0.4%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduces the water loss from the skin surface
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A silicone that mixes with water creating nice light-weight product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Lipids that work as an emollient and can be helpful in repairing skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together and create a thicker product consistency
0.6% - 0.9%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.15% - 0.3%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to absord oil and evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Help to stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.05%

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