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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Formulated with bakuchiol, a botanical that has been shown to provide skincare benefits comparable to retinol but without the potential irritation, and cannabis sativa seed oil to prevent moisture loss and soothe skin, Nighttime BAK-up works to significantly improve fine lines and enhance the overall appearance of the skin."
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.

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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What does the product description say?
"Jack Black Nighttime BAK-Up is a hydrating, fast-absorbing water cream and a effective retinol alternative packed with plant-based ingredients that help fight the major signs of aging."
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.

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: squalane, cannabis sativa seed oil.

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

This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol) 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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WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains bakuchiol.

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

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.7% - 7.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.4% - 5.1%
An emollient that softens skin and creates a nice product texture
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps create a nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin
2.1% - 3.2%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.8% - 2.7%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
1.5% - 2.2%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
1.2% - 1.9%
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.
1.1% - 1.7%
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
0.9% - 1.35%
A plant oil that due to its high linoleic acid content can help strengthen skin's barrier function and soften its upper layer
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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