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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"BLUE PRO-RETINOL MULTI-CORRECT CREAM"
From product name
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, polyglycerin-3.

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: helianthus annuus seed cera, jojoba esters.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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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
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine.

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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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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
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.6% - 5.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
4.1% - 5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.1% - 3.7%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
2.2% - 2.7%
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
1.8% - 2.3%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps soften upper layer of the skin and can enhance penetration of other ingredients into the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
1.2% - 1.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and helps prevent moisture loss.
0.9% - 1.1%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.7% - 1.05%
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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% - 0.7%
Works as a humectant helping to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might be effective as an anti-oxidant.
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.55%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.4% - 0.65%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.25% - 0.45%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and used to stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together. Could be an allergen (beeswax)
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
0.2% - 0.4%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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