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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • niacinamide
  • salicylic acid
  • adenosine
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • beeswax
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • pantolactone
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"If you’re struggling with dullness and breakouts, you need a moisturizer that combines AHAs and BHAs to keep skin smooth and clear."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"45% BHA (salicylic acid) and 30% birch extract, this mild exfoliator helps remove dead skin cells, improve wrinkles and deeply moisturize skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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HIGH
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, salicylic acid

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: lactobacillus/pumpkin ferment extract.

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
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Containing 3% AHA (glycolic acid), 0."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"45% BHA (salicylic acid) and 30% birch extract, this mild exfoliator helps remove dead skin cells, improve wrinkles and deeply moisturize skin."
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: 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: beeswax, dimethicone.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
22% - 34%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
3.6% - 5.3%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
4.4% - 6.7%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.25% - 2.5%
2.6% - 3.9%
Plain old water
1.9% - 2.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.4% - 2.2%
Helps adjust pH in products
1.2% - 1.8%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1% - 1.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.95% - 1.4%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 1.15%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.95%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.35% - 0.85%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.4% - 0.95%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps create a gel-like product texture
0.15% - 0.7%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.6%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.3% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.6%
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.
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.15% - 0.55%
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.6%
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% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
An enzyme-based exfoliant
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.4%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has astringent properties. In other words, it might be able to interact with keratin in the uppermost layer of the skin to reduce swelling and create a temporal tightening effect. It can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It can have some anti-bacterial properties, but there are no evidence of a beneficial effect for skin
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.15% - 0.65%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%

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