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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Potent yet lightweight, the Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye is specifically formulated to help create the appearance of fresher, more energised and youthful-looking eyes."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains adenosine. 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
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Formulated with conditioning squalene, the formula hydrates and replenishes the skin to help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: helianthus annuus seed oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.9% - 7.2%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
4.3% - 5.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
3.1% - 3.8%
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.
2.4% - 2.9%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.9% - 2.3%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.9% - 1.15%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.7% - 1.05%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.3% - 0.6%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract. Used as a fragrance. Is a common allergen and irritant
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.25% - 0.5%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
Derived from clary sage. Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
Flower oil that is used as a fragrance
0.1% - 0.15%
Essential oil that can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.01% - 0.05%

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