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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"The Optimist Hydrating Essence"
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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: anhydroxylitol, glucose.

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: cocos nucifera fruit extract, salvia hispanica seed extract.

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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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract, haematococcus pluvialis 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.

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

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% - 35%
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
4.8% - 7.2%
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
4.3% - 6.5%
Plain old water
3.3% - 5%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
2.4% - 3.6%
A non-living ingredient made by fermentation with the bacteria Lactobacillus. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help reduce inflammation
1.7% - 2.5%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps improve the product texture
0.95% - 1.45%
A plant extract that might have some antioxidant properties, but mostly used in cosmetics for its color
0.85% - 1.25%
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
0.6% - 1.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.5% - 1.15%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.45% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.7%
A plant extract that typically contains linolenic and linoleic acids that help soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.8%
Green algae extract that might contain antioxidant astaxanthin
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.15% - 0.55%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%

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