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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The formula visibly reduces signs of aging, as well as damage caused by environmental stressors, by activating the body’s own renewal processes."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - sodium ascorbyl phosphate - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient haematococcus pluvialis extract might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"protein’s most basic unit, helps to build collagen and restore moisture levelsHigh-Quality Vitamins and Fermented Minerals ."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": anhydroxylitol, 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: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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: tranexamic acid

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: punica granatum extract.

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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HIGH
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (haematococcus pluvialis extract, punica granatum extract, sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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How honest is this product?

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

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 34%
Plain old water
11% - 17%
4.5% - 6.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Green algae extract that might contain antioxidant astaxanthin
3.5% - 5.2%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
2.4% - 3.6%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
1.7% - 2.5%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
1.2% - 1.8%
1% - 1.5%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and even out the skin tone, but is typically used in products in a concentration that is too low to be effective
1% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 1.35%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.55% - 1.25%
0.45% - 1%
A grain extract that helps to create a thicker product consistency. It might have some anti-oxidant properties and help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.1%
A "broth" with parts of dead cells of lactobacteria. Might be helpful supporting diverse microbiome in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.8%
An amino acid that is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin tone. It can also help in skin barrier recovery. It is used to treat melasma, especially with injections and when taken orally
0.3% - 0.7%
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
0.2% - 0.8%
A red algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant properties
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.75%
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
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.3% - 0.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.1% - 0.45%
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)
0.1% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%

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