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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Sebium Global Intensive Purifying Cream For Acne-Prone Skin"
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.

In addition, this product contains bakuchiol. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Tightens Dilated Pores and Improves Skin Texture This correcting concentrate improves the skin's appearance for tighter and less visible pores."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

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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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The skin is left looking clear and feeling soft, and the appearance residual marks and scarring is reduced."
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: bakuchiol, 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: glycyrrhetinic acid, zinc gluconate.

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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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"This hydrating care product biologically treats the causes of blemishes with the new generation Fluidactiv® patent."
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: fructooligosaccharides, 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: dimethicone, squalane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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
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LOW
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol, glycyrrhetinic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - ginkgo biloba leaf extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Anti-blemish
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 93/100.

Potential irritants

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citric acid
does not have skin benefit
zinc gluconate
Has skin benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
5.5% - 6.7%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
4.4% - 5.4%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
3% - 3.6%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
2.4% - 2.9%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.9% - 2.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps thicken the product consistency
1.4% - 1.8%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
1.1% - 1.4%
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)
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.7% - 1.05%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.55% - 0.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.6% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps to create a nice silky product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.25% - 0.45%
Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
0.2% - 0.4%
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.
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in skin. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. It also helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.15%

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