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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Exfoliating glycolic acid reduces breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation as it unclogs pores and controls oil production."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product contains ingredients (glycolic 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
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Exfoliating glycolic acid reduces breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation as it unclogs pores and controls oil production."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic 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
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Exfoliating glycolic acid reduces breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation as it unclogs pores and controls oil production."
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: glycolic 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
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Exfoliating glycolic acid reduces breakouts, fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation as it unclogs pores and controls oil production."
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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, cetearyl alcohol.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets 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
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.3% - 7.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
3.2% - 4.7%
2.7% - 4.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 2.4%
A preservative
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
1% - 1.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.9% - 1.35%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.3%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.4% - 1%
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% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.8%
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
Plain old water
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.2%

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