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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"A powerful blend of actives consisting of alpha-arbutin, vitamin C, hop and citrus extracts, and green tea work to break up skin discoloration and defend against signs of premature aging, revealing a more even and uniform skin tone."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains camellia oleifera leaf extract. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"A powerful blend of actives consisting of alpha-arbutin, vitamin C, hop and citrus extracts, and green tea work to break up skin discoloration and defend against signs of premature aging, revealing a more even and uniform skin tone."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: alpha-arbutin

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Free of hydroquinone, steroids, and mercury."
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 hyaluronate.

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: simmondsia chinensis seed oil, c13-14 isoparaffin.

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 (camellia oleifera leaf extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Evens skin tone
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 83/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 6%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
3.6% - 5.4%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation when used regularly over a long period of time. Is more effective than beta-arbutin
2.7% - 4.1%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
2% - 3%
1.6% - 2.4%
1.3% - 2%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation, even though it is not usually used in sufficient concentration in cosmetics
1.1% - 1.7%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.9% - 1.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.35%
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
0.45% - 1.05%
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
0.4% - 0.95%
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
0.35% - 0.85%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.01% - 0.05%

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