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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin C Derivative enhances the skin's brightness and corrects areas of uneven tone."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product contains ingredients (prunus mume fruit extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet 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: polyglycerin-3, butylene glycol.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.5% - 7.9%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
4.5% - 5.5%
3% - 3.7%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
1.8% - 2.2%
A vitamin C derivative. Studies show that is might be effective in reducing hyperpigmentation, but there are no studies confirming that it is effectively converted into the bioavailable form of Vitamin C in skin. It is not clear how this derivative compares in effectiveness to the topical application of bioavailable form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid)
1.6% - 2%
Non-drying alcohol. Used to stabilize other ingredients and is an emollient
1.5% - 1.9%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.2% - 1.5%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.95% - 1.2%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.75% - 1.15%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 1%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 0.95%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.95%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and thickens the product's texture
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might have an anti-oxidant effect and help even out skin tone, but solid evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
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.
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
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% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.3% - 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% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.3% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
A colorant
0.15% - 0.3%
A yellow dye
0.15% - 0.25%
A red colorant
0.1% - 0.15%

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