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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"C. E. O AFTERGLOW MOISTURISER Powered by an advanced form of Vitamin C, Sunday Riley's new gel moisturiser will brighten, hydrate and even your skin tone for long-lasting moisture and satin soft skin."
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: arginine, 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: arginine, butyrospermum parkii butter.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: oligopeptide-4

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains lysine, oligopeptide-4. 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
22% - 33%
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
5.5% - 8.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and thickens the product's texture
4.9% - 7.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.8% - 5.7%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.9% - 4.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
2% - 2.9%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
1.7% - 2.6%
1.5% - 2.3%
Brazilian palm wax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 2%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.9% - 1.35%
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.
0.5% - 1.2%
Is claimed to stimulate collagen and elastin production, as well as work as an anti-oxidant. There is however not enough evidence for its effectiveness
0.45% - 1%
A great moisturizing ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.4% - 0.9%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
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%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.4% - 0.95%
0.3% - 0.75%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
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% - 0.75%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.7%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.2% - 0.8%
A plant extract that is claimed to be helpful in moisturizing and lightening the skin, but evidence is missing
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.65%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.55%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Could help reduce inflammation due to high content of linolenic acid
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.2%

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