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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Wakame Algae adds instant plumping action for a supple, youthful-looking surface."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Synergistic blend of ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and sugarcane-derived squalane to intensely moisturize, smooth, and visibly plump lips. . Rose Wax."
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, sodium hyaluronate.

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: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, ricinus communis seed oil.

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

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
22% - 33%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
5.5% - 8.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from its surface
4.9% - 7.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.6% - 5.4%
3% - 4.5%
2.2% - 3.3%
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
2% - 3.1%
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.
1.7% - 2.5%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.7%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.95% - 1.45%
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
0.9% - 1.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.5% - 1.15%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps oil and water mix together and helps preserve the product formulation
0.4% - 0.95%
0.15% - 0.65%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.1% - 0.45%
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.1% - 0.4%

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