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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"super hydrating essence that locks in hydration and keeps skin plump and smooth"
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: allantoin, arginine.

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, glyceryl stearate.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

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
4.1% - 6.2%
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
3.4% - 5.2%
A preservative
2% - 3%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
2% - 3%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
1.7% - 2.5%
A compound secreted by bees. Might be able to attract water to the top layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to honey and bee products
1.4% - 2.1%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
1.3% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1% - 1.5%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.6% - 1.35%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.35% - 0.85%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
A complex substance produced by honey bees. Can have anti-bacterial and some anti-oxidant effect. Is an allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.1% - 0.5%
0.05% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.01% - 0.1%

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