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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Eye Spy Vitamin C Eye Cream"
From product name
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.This ingredient - sodium ascorbyl phosphate - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient aphanizomenon flos-aquae extract might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Designed to illuminate and hydrate tired eyes, it’s powered by brightening vitamin C and kakadu plum as well as de-puffing green coffee beans."
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: aphanizomenon flos-aquae extract, erythritol.

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, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

This product contains antioxidants (aphanizomenon flos-aquae extract, sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

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

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Anti-oxidation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 62/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

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
4.4% - 5.3%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
3.8% - 4.6%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
3.2% - 3.9%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
2.5% - 3%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
2% - 2.5%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.7% - 2%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.7% - 1.1%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 0.75%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.65% - 1%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can add sweet taste to lip products
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It might contain a compound anthocyanin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.25% - 0.45%
An extract from ablue-green algae. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to neutralize free radicals
0.25% - 0.45%
Carrot extract. Might have anti-oxidant properties and be used to add orange color
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
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%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.25%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.25%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%

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