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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Pro-Biotic Balancing Night Cream"
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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, lactobacillus ferment.

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: helianthus annuus seed oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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.
5% - 7.5%
Helps stabilize emulsions and create a nice product texture
3.6% - 5.4%
An emollient that softens skin and creates a nice product texture
2.8% - 4.2%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.1% - 3.2%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
1.7% - 2.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.5% - 2.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 2%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
1.2% - 1.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.95% - 1.4%
0.55% - 1.25%
0.45% - 1.05%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
0.4% - 0.95%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.4% - 0.95%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.15% - 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
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 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 microbiom)
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.1% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.05% - 0.25%

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