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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Amino acids help to refresh the skin from any excess dirt and sebum as well as helping to restore the pH of your skin post cleansing."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product contains ingredients (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Rich in amino and fatty acids for anti-aging properties"
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains centella asiatica extract, copper tripeptide-1. These ingredients 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
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Packed with 70% green tangerine extract, this surprisingly gentle vitamin C serum will help fade dark spots and hyperpigmentation while still hydrating and soothing the skin."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza glabra root extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"has been shown to have potent antioxidant properties and to be a rich source of amino acids, and there’s additional research showing that it’s a good hydrating ingredient to soothe upset or compromised skin."
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: arginine, betaine.

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: arginine, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: copper tripeptide-1

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 (centella asiatica extract, sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 68/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 34%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
4.3% - 6.5%
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.
4% - 6%
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
2.3% - 3.4%
Helps dissolve other ingredients
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1% - 1.6%
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
1.1% - 1.7%
0.85% - 1.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.4% - 0.9%
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.
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.1% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
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.
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.25%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.1% - 0.3%
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
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.25%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.45%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.1% - 0.35%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.1% - 0.3%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.1% - 0.35%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.05% - 0.2%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A naturally occurring peptide. One of the most studied peptides in dermatology. It is sometimes abbreviated GHK-Cu. Belongs to the class of carrier peptides. It stimulates both synthesis and breakdown of collagen in skin. It is released in skin wounds and inflammation to support healing. It accelerates wound-healing of the skin and can stimulate hair growth. There are preliminary studies that confirm that copper tripeptide can help support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles and decrease inflammation in skin.
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.01% - 0.1%

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