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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Removes grimePrepares skin for moisturizingAssists in balancing skin, refining pores and evening out skin tone."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Discover Aesop Parsley Seed Anti-Oxidant Facial Toner, an anti-oxidant toner for all skin types, including sensitive skin."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Daily use of this superb, anti-oxidant rich, botanical toner will assist in balancing the skin, refining pores and evening out skin tone."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Toning completes the process of facial cleansing by removing any last traces of grime and preparing the skin for moisturizing or skin treatments."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": sodium lactate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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: panthenol

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 37/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
6.3% - 9.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
2.7% - 4.1%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
1.9% - 2.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
1.4% - 2.1%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.9% - 1.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.6% - 1.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
0.4% - 1%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.8%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
Plant oil that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains volatile compouunds that are potential allergens and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
0.05% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.1%

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