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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Vitamin C & Caffeine Day Cream"
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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: arginine, 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: arginine, squalane.

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 (punica granatum extract) 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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LOW
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
22% - 33%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
4.5% - 6.8%
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.
4.6% - 7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.3% - 5%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
2.3% - 3.4%
A plant oil that works as a great moisturizer by softening the upper layer of the skin. Due to the high linoleic acid content, can help reduce inflammation in skin
2.1% - 3.2%
1.6% - 2.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.3% - 2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.8%
Plain old water
0.95% - 1.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.55% - 1.35%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
0.5% - 1.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.55% - 1.25%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.45% - 1.05%
A "broth" with parts of dead cells of lactobacteria. Might be helpful supporting diverse microbiome in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.45% - 1%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.4% - 1%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and even out the skin tone, but is typically used in products in a concentration that is too low to be effective
0.4% - 0.9%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.35% - 0.8%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
0.2% - 0.8%
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% - 0.75%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.45%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.1% - 0.4%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%

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