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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"the purest Ouessant black bee honey, the Guerlain's Royal Jelly "Made in France" are combined to help to combat the visible signs of ageing."
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, palmitoyl hexapeptide-12.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine.

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
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The Renew serum uses three types of AHA which sink into the skin for a super gentle exfoliation, while the Repair formula is a potent Royal Jelly which works to lift, tone and moisturise the complexion."
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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The formula contains antioxidant raw ingredients including black bee Royal Jelly for a deep-hydrating boost of moisture, and skin remains smoother and pores look less visible."
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: diglycerin, glycerin.

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: dimethicone, squalane.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl hexapeptide-12

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: albizia julibrissin bark extract.

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
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
pentylene glycol
Has skin benefit
alcohol
does not have skin benefit
royal jelly
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 5.3%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
4.1% - 5%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
2.9% - 3.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
2.2% - 2.7%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and attract water to it
0.5% - 0.75%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 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
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
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.
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
A mineral that is used to improve the texture of cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A colorant
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
Plain old water
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.25% - 0.45%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.2% - 0.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and attract water to it
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.4%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.2% - 0.35%
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might help to neutralize free radicals in skin. Is claimed to help reduce hyperpigmentation but evidence is missing
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
Plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function, but research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.2%
A colorant
0.05% - 0.1%
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
0.05% - 0.1%

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