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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • niacinamide
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-8
  • urea
  • allantoin
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cocos nucifera fruit extract
  • copper pca
  • dextran
  • glucosamine hcl
  • glycerin
  • polyglycerin-3
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • +16 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
25 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Key Ingredients + Glycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acid Exfoliating acids that break down the bonds between dead skin cells to gently encourage cell turnover."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl tripeptide-8. 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
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"+ Mushroom Enzymes Gently dissolves dead skin cells for a visibly more radiant complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product might help exfoliate the skin with urea, but This ingredient is not the most effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

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: copper pca, dextran.

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: cocos nucifera fruit extract, pentylene glycol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tripeptide-8, urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
3.5% - 5.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.3% - 4.9%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.6% - 3.9%
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
2% - 3%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
1.6% - 2.4%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.2% - 1.8%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.95% - 1.4%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
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
0.15% - 0.5%
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
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Might be able to stimulate production of skin's natural moisturizing compounds such as hyaluronic acid. Could be helpful for evening the skin tone.
0.1% - 0.35%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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)
0.05% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.05% - 0.25%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.05% - 0.15%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.05% - 0.15%
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
0.05% - 0.2%
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)
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.2%
Used as a fragrance
0.05% - 0.15%
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
0.05% - 0.25%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.25%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.15%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.2%
A fruit extract that might have some antioxidant properties and might help attract water to the skin, but evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.05% - 0.2%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.05% - 0.2%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.3%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.1% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.15%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.2%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.05% - 0.2%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.05% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.05% - 0.2%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.2%

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