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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with Azelaic Acid and a prebiotic, postbiotic blend to reduce the appearance of blemishes."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: azelaic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains potassium azeloyl diglycinate. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Benefits Clarifies, balances, and hydrates skin Helps to promote a clearer, healthy-looking complexion Helps to clear pores and reduce the appearance of blemishes Lightweight feel, non-greasy Key Ingredients Azelaic Acid helps to reduce blemish formation Java Tea Extract helps to decrease shine, pore size and oily skin Aloe Vera soothes and hydrates Antioxidant Skullcap Extract Prebiotic Inulin and Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide Postbiotic Lactobacillus Ferment Lysate"
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: alanine, arginine.

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, caprylyl glycol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains lysine, serine, threonine. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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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: azelaic acid, potassium azeloyl diglycinate

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: alanine.

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
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LOW
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (azelaic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-blemish
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A "broth" with parts of dead cells of lactobacteria. Might be helpful supporting diverse microbiome in skin, but evidence is lacking
3.9% - 5.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.5% - 5.2%
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
2.7% - 4%
A derivative of azelaic acid. It is obtained by reacting the chloride of azelaic acid with two molecules of glycine (an amino acid) and potassium hydroxide. It is less studied than azelaic acid, but the available research suggests that it also can be effective in reducing skin redness, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. There are claims that it is more bio-available and more effective than azelaic acid, but no comparison study is available. Potassium azeloyl diglycinate is better soluble in water compared with azelaic acid. Because of this property, products with potassium azeloyl digclycinate can have a nicer texture
2.1% - 3.1%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
1.7% - 2.5%
Is produced by a yeast that lives on normal human skin. It is used in medicine as a topical treatment for mild to moderate acne. It has a mild exfoliating effect. It can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, helps calm down inflammation and can help neutralize free radicals
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed to support the growth of "good" bacteria in skin (as a "prebiotic"), but the research is lacking
1.2% - 1.9%
1% - 1.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.35% - 0.85%
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.75%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.2% - 0.7%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.15% - 0.55%
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% - 0.5%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.5%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.1% - 0.45%
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% - 0.5%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.25%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.01% - 0.05%

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