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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Enhance the skin’s natural expressiveness with Darphin Exquisage Beauty Revealing Eye and Lip Contour Cream, a skincare product that helps improve the appearance of the area around the eyes and lips."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains palmitoyl hexapeptide-12.

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
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Darphin’s CelluVieTM Complex helps support skin’s natural collagen and provides deep, lasting hydration while increasing skin density and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
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, betaine.

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: beeswax, copernicia cerifera wax.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
5.3% - 6.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
4.3% - 5.2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.3% - 4.1%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.7% - 3.3%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might as well help to attract moisture to its upper layer
1.8% - 2.2%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
1.6% - 2%
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
1.3% - 1.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.3%
0.8% - 1.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.75% - 1.1%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.7% - 1.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.85%
0.6% - 0.9%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.55% - 0.85%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin and have some skin-lightening effect, but good evidence is missing
0.5% - 0.75%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.5% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance
0.45% - 0.65%
Red seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can contain resveratrol, an antioxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. The effectiveness depends on the extract quality and concentration in the product
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.35% - 0.6%
Brazilian palm wax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.55% - 0.8%
Almond extract (oil) - helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might help to neutralize free radicals in skin. Is claimed to help reduce hyperpigmentation but evidence is missing
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.45% - 0.7%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.4% - 0.6%
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.65%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.4% - 0.65%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.5% - 0.7%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.5% - 0.8%
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.
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.55% - 0.8%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation while softening the upper layer of the skin. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%

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