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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Reduce the appearance of dark circles, fine lines and wrinkles with HydroPeptide Vital Eyes Instant Awakening Serum now available at Face the Future Advanced Skin Clinic and Online Shop."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains bakuchiol.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8, pentapeptide-18, vitis vinifera seed extract.

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
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Skin brightening ingredient SymBright, is a stable form of Vitamin C as well as peptide complex, both work to impede melanin production and diminishes existing pigmentation."
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: bakuchiol

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
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HIGH
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LOW
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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: glycerin, leontopodium alpinum callus culture extract.

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: jojoba esters, cetyl alcohol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, pentapeptide-18

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol, vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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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% - 6.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
2.4% - 3.6%
A plant extract. Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
1.9% - 2.9%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.6% - 2.3%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
1.3% - 2%
A preservative
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.6% - 1.35%
0.4% - 1%
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.2% - 0.8%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.15% - 0.7%
A plant stem cell extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps water and oil mix together. Could be an allergen (beeswax)
0.15% - 0.55%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.35%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.3%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.05% - 0.25%
Derived from clary sage. Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.05% - 0.25%
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% - 0.25%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
A plant extract that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. The manufacturer claims that it can help "break down cortisol production in skin production in skin cells", but actual benefits to the skin are not clear
0.05% - 0.15%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.01% - 0.05%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.01% - 0.05%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.01% - 0.05%

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