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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Licorice root extract and malic acid target hyperpigmentation to reduce age spots while a stabilizing blend of meadowfoam, date and avocado extracts inhibit excess melanin production."
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: tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, undecylenoyl phenylalanine

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: glycyrrhiza glabra root extract.

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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HIGH
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Epionce MelanoLyte Tx Brightening Lotion (formerly Melanolyte Tx) features a lightweight, non-irritating formula that gradually improves the appearance and tone of your skin for a healthy, hydrated and firm body."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: limnanthes alba seed oil, phytosterols.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

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

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

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (ergothioneine, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) 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
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HIGH
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Evens skin tone
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
7.7% - 9.4%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
4.5% - 5.5%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Preliminary studies show that it can be more effective than coenzyme Q10 but studies on effective concentration for topical applications are lacking
3.4% - 4.1%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
2.7% - 3.2%
An amino-acid based compound that is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help lighten sun spots and support more even skin tone.
2.2% - 2.7%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
1.6% - 2%
1.3% - 1.6%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
1.1% - 1.4%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.9% - 1.1%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.8% - 1.15%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
0.65% - 1%
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
0.65% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 0.95%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.55% - 0.85%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
An algae extract that might have anti-oxidant properties
0.5% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.5% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.4% - 0.65%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.45% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
Lipids that work as an emollient and can be helpful in repairing skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.15% - 0.3%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.25%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.15% - 0.3%

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