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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Blemish Remedy Acne Clearing Treatment Serum"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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: zinc pca

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Combats acne, soothes your skin and reduces the appearance of imperfections Treats existing breakouts Calms skin to reduce redness Refines your complexion's texture Reduces the look of pores Helps prevent future breakouts by controlling excess oil Why you'll love it."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product might be able to help reduce hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains salicylic acid. The effect, if any, is likely to be small. 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.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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: algae extract, glucosamine hcl.

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: algae extract.

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

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 91/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
peg-8
Has skin benefit
sodium lactate
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
2%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
9% - 11%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5.7% - 7%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
3.4% - 4.2%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
2.6% - 3.2%
Used to create a nice product consistency
2.2% - 2.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
1.8% - 2.2%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
1.6% - 2%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps to create a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.5%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
1% - 1.2%
Might be able to stimulate production of skin's natural moisturizing compounds such as hyaluronic acid. Could be helpful for evening the skin tone.
0.8% - 1.2%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.9% - 1.1%
A moisturizing ingredient that works as a humectant to attract water to the upper layer of the skin.
0.65% - 1%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.65% - 0.95%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 0.75%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.25% - 0.5%
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%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.15%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.15%

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