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Product summary

"Exuviance - Smooth, Brighten & Tighten Heroes" has a good moisturizing formula. The formulation is based on a combination of good humectants and emollients. Both are needed to increase the skin hydration level. Humectants in this product (acetyl glucosamine, arginine, glycerin, butylene glycol and caprylyl glycol) help to increase the water content in the upper layer of the skin. (These ingredients do so by "capturing" water molecules from the outside air or from within the deeper layers of the skin). Isopropyl myristate, arginine, dimethicone, dimethiconol and c12-15 alkyl benzoate in this product help decrease the water evoporation from the skin, so that it stays hydrated for longer. These ingredients also soften the skin and take away the feeling of tightness and dryness.

Irritation risk

There are quite a few common irritants in this product, including ingredients without particular skin benefits. We would not recommend it for sensitive skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails from 29.85$ up to 49.00$ in the United States.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"to help dissolve impurities that contribute to congested pores and polish dull skin to a gorgeous silky softness and glow."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product contains ingredients (gluconolactone, glycolic acid, lactobionic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Age Reverse Toning Neck Cream."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains acetyl glucosamine, gluconolactone, glycolic acid, lactobionic acid.

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"NeoGlucosamine volumizes appearance and gently exfoliates to diminish the appearance of uneven pigment."
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: acetyl glucosamine, gluconolactone, glycolic acid, lactobionic acid

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Triple Microdermabrasion Face Polish."
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: gluconolactone, glycolic acid, lactobionic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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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: arginine, 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: arginine, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, lactobionic acid

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 (lactobionic acid) 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 - gluconolactone also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Exfoliation
Evens skin tone
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
11% - 13%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
6.5% - 7.9%
Helps oils and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
3.4% - 4.2%
2.7% - 3.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
2% - 2.5%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1.7% - 2.1%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
1.3% - 1.6%
Sulisobenzone. A UV filter. Is typically used to improve the product stability under exposure to UV light. It is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It can be used is larger concentrations as a sun protection ingredient for the skin, but can be irritating
1.4% - 1.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.75% - 1.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.6% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.5% - 0.75%
A colorant (dye)
0.5% - 0.75%
A yellow dye
0.5% - 0.75%
Sage leaf extract. It can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.7%
Plain old water
0.45% - 0.65%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.3% - 0.55%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.4% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.35% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 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
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps to improve the product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.35% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.4% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.65%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance. Smells similar to jasmine
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps improve the product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to mask the smell of other ingredients in the formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.6%
A yellow dye
0.3% - 0.6%
Plain old water
0.3% - 0.6%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.3% - 0.6%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.5% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.6%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
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% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing a smoother, more even skin. PHAs tend to be gentler on the skin compared to AHAs (for example, glycolic acid). It also has hydrating properties and helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help calm down inflammation in skin and support restoration of the barrier function. It has an anti-oxidant effect as well. It can help reduce fine line, wrinkles and improve skin elasticity
0.3% - 0.6%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and used to stabilize product formulations
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps create thicker product formulations and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to thicken product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
A yellow dye
0.15% - 0.25%
A colorant
0.15% - 0.25%

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