Join the WIMJ community to get skincare help and use personalized tools
Get a skincare routine that works

Honest. Personalized. Free

We will ask you to log in & agree to our community guidelines.

Price comparison

We receive a small commission for purchases made through these links at no cost for you. Thank you for your support! Learn more

Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"This key ingredient is rich in antioxidants that combats damage from external aggressors (free radicals) that can cause premature aging."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Ginseng is great at helping reduce hyperpigmentation as well as damage caused by UV rays."
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: niacinamide

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
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Ginseng Essence Water"
From product name
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, glyceryl glucoside.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Oil of a very fragrant pink rose used as fragrance in cosmetics. Extensive research has shown it has mixed benefits. In the pro column, inhaling this flower’s scent seems to have relaxing properties and the plant’s petals contain skin-soothing and antioxidant compounds that can benefit skin. On the flipside, the numerous chemicals that create this rose’s distinctive fragrance pose a risk of causing skin aggravation.
25% - 37%
80%
Declared
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
5.9% - 8.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.5% - 6.7%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.3% - 4.9%
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. The concentration of about 2% is effective for supporting the skin barrier and evening out the skin tone. Concentration of 4-6% is better for helping with acne and balancing the sebum production
2%
Declared
A preservative
1.4% - 2.1%
Plain old water
2% - 3.1%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
1.6% - 2.4%
Can help to restore skin barrier function and soften its upper layer
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.1% - 1.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.95% - 1.45%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.5% - 1.1%
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
0.55% - 1.25%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to help reduce dynamic wrinkles (for example, in the corners of the eyes or on the forehead)
0.04%
Declared
0.5% - 1.15%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.1%
0.35% - 0.75%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.5%
0.1% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.2%

Similar products & dupes

Beauty of Joseon - Ginseng Essence Water
Dr. Jart+ - Vital Hydra Solution Biome Essence With Intensive Blue Shot
Paula's choice - Pore-Reducing Toner
Troxederm - Repair essence mist
PYUNKANG YUL - Black Tea Deep Infusion Toner
Mary&May - Vitamine B5 + Bifida Toner
PEACH & LILY - Wild Dew Treatment Essence
AMUSE - Phytoncica™ B5 Triple Hyaluronic Acid Essence
ISNTREE - Hyaluronic Acid Water Essence
innisfree - HYALURONIC ACID WATER ESSENCE
ATRUE - Real Black Tea True Active Essence
Price
WIMJ similarity score
91%
87%
84%
84%
83%
82%
82%
81%
81%
78%
Key ingredients
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Irritancy
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Potential Irritants
All ingredients
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources