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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • salicylic acid
  • alanine
  • arginine
  • betaine
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • glutamic acid
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • hydrolyzed algin
  • lysine
  • oleanolic acid
  • proline
  • serine
  • sodium pca
  • threonine
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Fortified with Salicylic Acid and Phytic Acids, the fluid formula gently exfoliates the surface layer of skin to remove dead skin cells and decongest clogged pores, helping to combat bacteria and balance skin’s natural pH levels."
WIMJ summary

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.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Niacinamide (Vitamin B3) helps counteract photodamage and activate collagen synthesis to smooth the look of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

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: lysine, 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
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: niacinamide, salicylic acid

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.

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
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Fortified with Salicylic Acid and Phytic Acids, the fluid formula gently exfoliates the surface layer of skin to remove dead skin cells and decongest clogged pores, helping to combat bacteria and balance skin’s natural pH levels."
WIMJ summary

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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What does the product description say?
"This gentle toner has natural soothing, moisturising and purifying botanicals to calm, balance and hydrate skin."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": alanine, betaine.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
7.9% - 9.6%
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
4.2% - 5.1%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
3% - 3.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.4% - 3%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
1.9% - 2.3%
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
1.6% - 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
1.4% - 1.7%
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)
1% - 1.2%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.95% - 1.15%
0.7% - 1.05%
Might be helpful against blemishes, work as an anti-oxidant, reduce inflammation and improve skin's ability to hold on to moisture, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness when applied topically to human skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.8%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.4% - 0.65%
Derived from brown algae. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.35% - 0.65%
Dissolves other ingredients. It does not have additional skin benefits compared to plain water
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that might help reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals
0.25% - 0.45%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.05% - 0.15%
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
0.1% - 0.15%

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