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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"C. E. O AFTERGLOW MOISTURISER Powered by an advanced form of Vitamin C, Sunday Riley's new gel moisturiser will brighten, hydrate and even your skin tone for long-lasting moisture and satin soft skin."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Follow up with a moisturiser for increased hydration."
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: cyclomethicone, glycerin.

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 tetrapeptide-15

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 acetyl tetrapeptide-15. 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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.5% - 5.5%
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
4% - 4.9%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
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
2.4% - 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% - 2.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
1.7% - 2%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
1.6% - 1.9%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
1.2% - 1.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.95% - 1.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1.05%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.5% - 0.8%
A plant extract that might help reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals
0.5% - 0.75%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.5% - 0.7%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant activity, but solid research is lacking. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function, but research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.4% - 0.6%
Lipids that work as an emollient and can be helpful in repairing skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.4% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Might help to reduce inflammation in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and creates a thicker product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%

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