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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Gentle Exfoliating Peel Pads 45 Pads"
From product name
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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HIGH
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Fine lines and wrinkles improved 8."
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.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: lactic acid.

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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MEDIUM
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"KEY INGREDIENTS. . 7% Lactic Acid – A milder alpha-hydroxy-acid (AHA) that is an effective ingredient to help fight wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and overall dull complexion. . Bakuchiol – Plant-derived natural “retinol alternative” that targets fine lines, wrinkles and uneven skin tone."
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, lactic acid

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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Gentle Exfoliating Peel Pads 45 Pads"
From product name
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"In an instrumental test. . Moisture significantly improved by 77."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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

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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Exfoliation
Evens skin tone
Moisturizing
Anti-blemish
Anti-oxidation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 90/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
4.6% - 6.9%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
3.5% - 5.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2.7% - 4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
2% - 3%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.6% - 2.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.4% - 2.2%
1.2% - 1.8%
1.1% - 1.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.55% - 1.25%
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
0.4% - 1%
0.35% - 0.85%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.15% - 0.5%
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
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
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)
0.1% - 0.35%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in imporved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.3%
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
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.01% - 0.05%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.01% - 0.05%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%

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