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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Fortified with 15% Hydra O2 Complex of Hyaluronic Acid, Biomimetic Oxygen and Vernonia Leaves, the fast-absorbing, anti-ageing serum works to replump skin with every use, whilst Fruit AHAs help to minimise the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic 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
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does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Hydragenist Moisturizing Serum"
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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: glycerin, glycine.

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: dimethiconol, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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: glycolic 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
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.3% - 5.2%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3.9% - 4.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.9% - 3.5%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
2.3% - 2.8%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
1.9% - 2.4%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
1.6% - 1.9%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
1.4% - 1.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.4%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.9% - 1.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.55% - 0.85%
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.25% - 0.45%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.25% - 0.5%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.25% - 0.45%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
Might be able to help restore skin barrier function supporting its hydration
0.2% - 0.35%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
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
0.15% - 0.3%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.2% - 0.35%
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 microbiome)
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
The salt of salicylic acid. Helps exfoliate the upper layer of the skin. Can also work to preserve cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A red colorant
0.1% - 0.15%

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