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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Clear Cell Clarifying Lotion"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Heals and soothes the skin with chamomile, tea tree and lavender Fades the visible redness of current and past lesions Evens skin tone Daily hydration How to use."
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: salicylic acid, tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate

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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"It uses an antioxidant blend to improve the skin’s hydration, reduce redness, and reduce the appearance of blemishes."
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, aloe barbadensis leaf 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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, cetyl alcohol.

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

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: oligopeptide-10.

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
MEDIUM
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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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: salicylic acid.

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

This product contains antioxidants (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) 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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LOW
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Evens skin tone
Anti-blemish
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 91/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
44% - 54%
Plain old water
11% - 13%
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.
4.7% - 5.7%
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
3.3% - 4%
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
2.8% - 3.4%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
1.9% - 2.3%
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
1.8% - 2.2%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
1.6% - 1.9%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
1.3% - 1.6%
1.1% - 1.3%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It can have some anti-bacterial properties, but there are no evidence of a beneficial effect for skin
0.75% - 1.1%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.9%
A plant extract that has astringent properties. In other words, it might be able to interact with keratin in the uppermost layer of the skin to reduce swelling and create a temporal tightening effect. It can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.55% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
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)
2%
Declared
Helps oils and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.5% - 0.8%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
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.
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract. Benefits of topical application are not confirmed
0.2% - 0.35%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.15%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.1% - 0.15%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 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% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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