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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Olivestone Face Scrub"
From product name
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Fortified with fine Olive Stone granules, the powerful scrub buffs away dirt and dead skin cells, whilst Aloe Vera and Grapeseed Oil deliver intense hydration to reveal a smoother, softer texture."
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: arginine, glycerin.

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: arginine, butyrospermum parkii butter.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 37/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.1% - 7.5%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
4.5% - 5.4%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.5% - 3.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.3% - 2.9%
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% - 2.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.6% - 1.9%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
1.4% - 1.8%
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
1.2% - 1.5%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.75% - 1.15%
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
1.1% - 1.3%
A weak sunscreen that protects against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB) and is somewhat effective against the UVA rays. It is quite stable and can help stabilize other, more vulnerable, sunscreen ingredients like Avobenzone. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
0.45% - 0.7%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.4% - 0.65%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.45% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps soften upper layer of the skin and can enhance penetration of other ingredients into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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