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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"breakout clearing liquid peel"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: mandelic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Say goodbye to rough texture, breakouts, and hyperpigmentation, and hello to clearer, brighter skin."
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: azelaic acid, lactic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid

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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"With 10% AHAs and 2% BHAs, it exfoliates deep under the skin to remove dead skin cells and excess oil."
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, mandelic acid, salicylic acid.

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. 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
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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, lactic acid.

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).

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

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

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.7% - 7%
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)
3.4% - 5.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.7% - 4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2.1% - 3.1%
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)
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
1.5% - 2.2%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.3% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1% - 1.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.85% - 1.25%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.55% - 1.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1.05%
Is produced by a yeast that lives on normal human skin. It is used in medicine as a topical treatment for mild to moderate acne. It has a mild exfoliating effect. It can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, helps calm down inflammation and can help neutralize free radicals
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to add shimmer
0.3% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.35% - 0.85%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect helping neutralize free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.45%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps regulate product's pH
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.05% - 0.25%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.1% - 0.35%

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