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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"It’s made using Polysaccharide complex active ingredients and Peptides to support normal collagen and reduce the appearance of fine lines."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains oligopeptide-1. 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
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"It also promotes a more even tone, enhancing natural radiance while Hyaluronic Acid locks in moisture for a softer, smoother finish."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product contains ingredients (punica granatum 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
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Target signs of ageing with Grown Alchemist’s lightweight gel masque, designed to promote a hydrated, firmer-looking surface."
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: glycerin, saccharide isomerate.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: oligopeptide-1

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, punica granatum 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Anti-oxidation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

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%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
3.4% - 5.1%
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
2.7% - 4.1%
Consists of 95% calcium carbonate that does not have any effect on the skin. The remaining 5% can include compounds that can help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function
2% - 3%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and even out the skin tone, but is typically used in products in a concentration that is too low to be effective
1.6% - 2.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 2%
1.2% - 1.8%
1% - 1.5%
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
0.85% - 1.3%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.5% - 1.1%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.4% - 0.95%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.35% - 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
0.2% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.3%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.01% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.1%

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