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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"It also minimizes the look of pores and fine lines, hydrates, and preps for the next steps in your skincare routine."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains adenosine. 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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Dark Spots, Fine Lines and Wrinkles, and Dullness Formulation."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Works to maintain moisture for supple-feeling skin. . Mandarin Peel Extract."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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

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).

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 (camellia sinensis leaf extract) 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
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A product of yeast fermentation. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
6.5% - 9.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.4% - 5.1%
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
2.6% - 3.9%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.7% - 2.5%
1.4% - 2.1%
1.2% - 1.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.5%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.85% - 1.25%
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.
0.55% - 1.25%
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
0.45% - 1.05%
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
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.8%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%

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