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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"This men’s moisturiser is crafted to resist blemishes, absorb sebum and reduce the look of light reflection."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: capryloyl salicylic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Pure Carbon Anti-Spot Exfoliating Daily Face Cream"
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: capryloyl salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"This men’s moisturiser is crafted to resist blemishes, absorb sebum and reduce the look of light reflection."
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.

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).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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: niacinamide

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: capryloyl salicylic 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Exfoliation
Moisturizing
Anti-blemish
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 91/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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% - 6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
3.5% - 5.2%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
2.5% - 3.8%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
2% - 3%
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
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.2% - 1.8%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.95% - 1.45%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.8% - 1.2%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
0.4% - 0.9%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.75%
0.1% - 0.5%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
0.35% - 0.75%
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together and softens the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
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% - 0.35%
A type of volcanic glass. Absorbs moisture and can temporarily mattify the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.1% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.2%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
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)
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.01% - 0.05%

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