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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Active microencapsulated pure Retinol helps increase collagen production and cell turnover."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: palmitoyl tripeptide-5, tetradecyl aminobutyroylvalylaminobutyric urea trifluoroacetate.

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.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Powerful peptides and antioxidant Vitamin C help fight signs of aging including uneven skin tone and discolouration."
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: retinol.

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: dipotassium glycyrrhizate.

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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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Includes a moisturising Buffer Cream to help skin acclimate to this highly-active form of Retinol."
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: anhydroxylitol, dipotassium glycyrrhizate.

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: ceramide 3, palmitoyl tripeptide-5

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: retinol. This ingredient 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: sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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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: retinol.

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

This product contains antioxidants (retinol) 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 - sodium ascorbyl phosphate 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?
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
28% - 34%
Plain old water
12% - 14%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
5.6% - 6.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.5% - 4.3%
A non-drying alcohol that helps stabilize product formulations
2.7% - 3.3%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
1.5% - 1.9%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
1.4% - 1.7%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
1.2% - 1.4%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
1% - 1.2%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.55% - 0.85%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.5% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and is used to improve product texture and stability
0.5% - 0.75%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
A peptide. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, support skin's barrier function and might have some slight anti-aging effect through stimulating skin's own production of hyaluronic acid
0.35% - 0.6%
Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps thicken the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.6%
Plain old water
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from it
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
A type of silicone. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice, light product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.6%
Plain old water
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from it
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of silicone. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice, light product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.25%

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