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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Soon Jung Hydro Barrier Cream JUMBO"
From product name
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, trehalose.

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: madecassoside, panthenol

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 madecassoside. 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
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (madecassoside) 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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 5.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.4% - 5.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
2.6% - 3.9%
Used to create a nice product consistency while softening the upper layer of the skin
2% - 3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.6% - 2.4%
A preservative
0.45% - 1.1%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
1.2% - 1.8%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.95% - 1.45%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.4% - 0.95%
A non-drying alcohol that helps stabilize product formulations
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.35% - 0.8%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.5%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.05% - 0.25%
An antioxidant that is typically derived from plant Centella Asiatica. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin and support skin barrier function. It could, however, itself be irritating. It is often unstable in formulations
0.05% - 0.3%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.05% - 0.15%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.05% - 0.1%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.01% - 0.1%

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