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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"With continued use, you will begin to see an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains ascorbic acid polypeptide, retinyl acetate. These ingredients 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Clinically Tested A few drops of this concentrated Vitamin C Serum (10% Vitamin C) applied to the skin daily, will improve skin clarity and tone."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Let dry and continue with your Dr. Varon's Moisturizer."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": hyaluronic 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).

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

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

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbic acid polypeptide) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 58/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A type of peptide. Might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
5.8% - 8.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
3.6% - 5.3%
2.8% - 4.2%
1.9% - 2.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
1.6% - 2.4%
1.2% - 1.8%
A preservative. It can be irritating
0.5% - 1.15%
0.45% - 1.1%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps preserve product formulations
0.45% - 1.05%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. Works by releasing formaldehyde. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%

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