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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"There’s also added+ tea tree oil to help control spot-causing bacteria, helping to improve the appearance of breakouts & prevent more from appearing."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
". . With papaya extract + salicylic acid for targeted exfoliation & hyaluronic acid to help brighten dull marks."
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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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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, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Anti-oxidation
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
23% - 34%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
4.5% - 6.8%
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%
3.4% - 5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
2.6% - 3.9%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
1.8% - 2.7%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
1.4% - 2.1%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
1.1% - 1.7%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.6% - 1.35%
0.85% - 1.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.1%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%

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