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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Visible redness was reduced within 1 hour after application In a clinical trial with 20 women. . Fine lines were plumped and skin hydration increased 222% immediately after application In a clinical trial with 20 women ."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains resveratrol. 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
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Ideal for dry, irritated and sensitive skin types, the serum absorbs quickly into the skin, helping to even the skin tone while offering long-lasting nourishment."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Visible redness was reduced within 1 hour after application In a clinical trial with 20 women. . Fine lines were plumped and skin hydration increased 222% immediately after application In a clinical trial with 20 women ."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, saccharomyces lysate extract.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

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

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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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: salicylic acid.

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

This product contains antioxidants (resveratrol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - camellia sinensis leaf extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
1.25% - 2.5%
Plain old water
13% - 16%
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
5.8% - 7.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.4% - 4.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
2.6% - 3.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
2.1% - 2.6%
Helps neutralize free radicals in skin and might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, as well as even out the skin tone
1.7% - 2.1%
1.7% - 2%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
1.4% - 1.8%
1.2% - 1.5%
A plant extract that can contain an antioxidant compound
1% - 1.2%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.75% - 1.15%
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
0.75% - 1.1%
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)
0.7% - 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
0.65% - 1%
An algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant properties
0.65% - 1%
A marine extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It is claimed to have anti-inflammatory properties but research is lacking
0.65% - 0.95%
A plant extract containing sugars that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed by the manufacturer to help reduce pore size but evidence is lacking
0.6% - 0.9%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.6% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.85%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.55% - 0.8%
0.55% - 0.8%
Red seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.55% - 0.8%
Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.6% - 0.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 0.75%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to improve the product consistency and stabilize formulations
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A colorant
0.15% - 0.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.3%
A red colorant
0.15% - 0.25%
A colorant (dye)
0.1% - 0.15%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.15%

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