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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Perfect for those with dry or dehydrated skin, this serum helps moisturise and fortify the skin’s barrier thanks to soothing Aloe Vera and Hyaluronic Acid."
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: alanine, aspartic acid.

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: ceramide np, macadamia ternifolia seed oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide np, madecassoside, niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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

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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 niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine, asiaticoside, aspartic acid, centella asiatica extract, lysine, madecassoside, serine, threonine.

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
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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: niacinamide

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: alanine, cysteine, madecassoside.

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.

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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

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

The following ingredients - centella asiatica extract, cysteine also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
22% - 33%
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
3.8% - 5.7%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.8% - 5.7%
Plain old water
3.2% - 4.8%
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
2.1% - 3.2%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
1.5% - 2.2%
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
1% - 1.5%
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% - 1.3%
An antioxidant that is typically derived from plant Centella Asiatica. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin and support skin barrier function. It could, however, itself be irritating. It is often unstable in formulations
0.2% - 0.75%
An active compound of Centella Asiatica plant extract. In combination with other active compounds of Centella Asiatica extract (madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid), asiaticoside has been shown to be helpful in wound-healing, restoring skin barrier function and supporting collagen production in skin. It can, however, itself be irritating
0.2% - 0.7%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.1% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.05% - 0.2%
A type of hyaluronic acid that works as an excellent moisturizer by attracting water into the upper layer of the skin. Is typically feels less sticky on the skin compared to the usual hyaluronic acid
0.05% - 0.2%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.2%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.1% - 0.3%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.05% - 0.25%
A plant oil that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help restore skin's barrier function. Might have an anti-oxidant effect
0.05% - 0.2%
Plant oil from nuts that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Contains a high concentration of oleic acid that can weaken skin's barrier function and increase water-loss while enhancing penetration of other ingredients
0.05% - 0.2%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.05% - 0.15%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
0.05% - 0.1%
Used as a fragrance
0.01% - 0.05%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.01% - 0.05%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.01% - 0.05%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.01% - 0.05%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and preserve products
0.01% - 0.05%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.01% - 0.05%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.01% - 0.05%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.05%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin and might be helpful against hyperpigmentation
0.01% - 0.1%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus out of soybean. The fermented product helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and has anti-bacterial properties. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation and could be helpful in evening out skin tone, but studies are lacking
0.01% - 0.1%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant activity, but solid research is lacking. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.01% - 0.1%
A plant extract. Can have an anti-oxidant effect, but can also contain irritants
0.01% - 0.1%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.01% - 0.05%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.01% - 0.05%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in the formulation
0.05% - 0.1%
0.01% - 0.1%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.01% - 0.1%
Used as a fragrance. It can reduce skin pigmentation, but it is not safe to use for these purposes in high concentrations as use of raspberry ketone and its derivative is linked to causing loss of skin pigmentation in people (leukoderma)
0.01% - 0.05%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.01% - 0.05%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and provide a longer-lasting hydration. Can create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.01% - 0.1%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
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.
0.05% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.45%
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% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.05% - 0.2%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.01% - 0.05%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.01% - 0.05%

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