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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Balance Me, bottled stabilised Vitamin C (which is no mean feat), along with Boerhavia Diffusa, Olive Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid to brighten, reduce the appearance of pigmentation and prevent the signs of ageing."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains ascorbyl glucoside. This ingredient 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Balance Me, bottled stabilised Vitamin C (which is no mean feat), along with Boerhavia Diffusa, Olive Squalane and Hyaluronic Acid to brighten, reduce the appearance of pigmentation and prevent the signs of ageing."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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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, hyaluronic acid.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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?
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that softens skin and creates a nice product texture
5.2% - 6.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.2%
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
3.3% - 4%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
2.2% - 2.7%
2% - 2.5%
Help oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.1%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.5% - 1.9%
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
1.3% - 1.6%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.7% - 1.05%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.4% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.75%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.45% - 0.65%
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.
0.5% - 0.75%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrant plant oil, can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.45%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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