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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Charcoal & Tea Tree Exfoliating Scrub"
From product name
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"More Product Information"
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: aspartic acid, 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: cocos nucifera oil, cetearyl alcohol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains aspartic acid. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 37/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
5.5% - 8.2%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
4% - 5.9%
2.8% - 4.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.2% - 3.2%
Milled volcanic rock. Used as an abrasive for physical exfoliation
1.9% - 2.9%
1.5% - 2.2%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
1.3% - 1.9%
1% - 1.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.55% - 1.3%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 1%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.35% - 0.8%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.1% - 0.45%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.05% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.15%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%

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