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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"The at-home treatment is designed to work overnight, gently exfoliating to encourage cell turnover, resurface and replenish skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and clarify pores for a more even and radiant complexion over time."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8.

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
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The at-home treatment is designed to work overnight, gently exfoliating to encourage cell turnover, resurface and replenish skin, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, and clarify pores for a more even and radiant complexion over time."
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: glycolic 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: glucosamine hcl, prunus mume fruit extract.

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
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The Micro Peel"
From product name
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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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: algae extract, faex.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8

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

This product contains antioxidants (castanea sativa seed 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
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
7.4% - 9.1%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
4.3% - 5.2%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
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
2.3% - 2.9%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.7% - 2.1%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.5% - 1.9%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1.3% - 1.5%
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
1% - 1.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.75% - 1.15%
A type of silicone. Used to improve product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.5%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.25% - 0.5%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.3% - 0.6%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
Might help soften the upper layer of the skin and help thicken the product formulation. It might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps thicken the product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.25%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.15% - 0.3%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.15% - 0.25%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to preserve the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A form of vitamin B3. It is similar in action to niacinamide, but is more likely to cause red flashes in skin as the side effect
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.15% - 0.3%
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)
0.15% - 0.25%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.1% - 0.2%
Might be helpful in protecting skin collagen and elastin from breaking down but solid research is lacking
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.3%
An algae extract that might have anti-oxidant properties
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that might have an anti-oxidant effect and help even out skin tone, but solid evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help neutralize free radicals
0.2% - 0.35%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.2% - 0.35%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.2% - 0.4%
Might be helpful in neutralising free radicals in skin and have some hydration properties
0.2% - 0.35%
Mineral oil. One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Might be able to stimulate production of skin's natural moisturizing compounds such as hyaluronic acid. Could be helpful for evening the skin tone.
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
A colorant (dye)
0.2% - 0.4%
A colorant
0.2% - 0.4%
A yellow dye
0.2% - 0.35%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%

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