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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Combatting redness and minimising pores, the pH primer combines Camphor, With Hazel and Canadian Willow Herb to help prevent breakouts, refine the appearance of pores and even out skin tone."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Combatting redness and minimising pores, the pH primer combines Camphor, With Hazel and Canadian Willow Herb to help prevent breakouts, refine the appearance of pores and even out skin tone."
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: lactic acid

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: alanine.

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
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Improve the appearance of skin with the Circ-Cell Dew Perfector , a skin-refining solution that helps to balance skin whilst restoring moisture for a dewy, hydrated complexion."
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: alanine, arginine.

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.

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

This product contains lactic acid, lysine, serine, threonine. These ingredients 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Evens skin tone
Moisturizing
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 58/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
7.4% - 9%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
4.2% - 5.2%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiome)
3.1% - 3.8%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2.3% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.7% - 2.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and calm down irritation in skin. However, it can contain compounds that can be irritating themselves
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.65% - 1%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It can have some anti-bacterial properties, but there are no evidence of a beneficial effect for skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%

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