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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Luzern Hydrating Essence"
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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, saccharomyces lysate extract.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract) 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
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LOW
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
5.1% - 7.6%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.7% - 5.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.5% - 3.7%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
1.9% - 2.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
1.6% - 2.5%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
1.4% - 2.1%
Used as a fragrance
1.2% - 1.8%
0.95% - 1.4%
0.6% - 1.35%
Plant extract that might contain antioxidants, have antibacterial effect and help reduce inflammation, but solid evidence is lacking. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.85%
0.4% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. It might have anti-oxidant properties. Might help reduce inflammation in skin and help against blemishes
0.4% - 0.9%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.2% - 0.75%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.1% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.35%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.1%

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