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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"This Serum contains Patented pro-xylene and targets the appearance of lines and wrinkles for youthful looking skin, leaving skin looking plumper."
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
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (bifida ferment lysate) 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.9% - 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
3.9% - 4.7%
Consists of remains of dead yeast bacteria cells. Helps to hydrate the skin and reduce irritation. Might has some anti-oxidant effect
3.1% - 3.7%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
2.3% - 2.9%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps create a nice product texture and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2%
Used to regulate product's pH
1.4% - 1.7%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
1.6% - 2%
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
0.95% - 1.15%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.9% - 1.1%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.9%
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)
0.45% - 0.7%
A sugar-derived compound that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might be able to stimulate synthesis of skin's own moisturizing factors, but solid research is lacking. It could be irritating
0.4% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.25% - 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
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.35%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of volcanic glass. Absorbs moisture and can temporarily mattify the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Contains essential oil. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.15%

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