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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Maintain a glowing and even complexion with Medik8 Bakuchiol Peptides, an anti-ageing serum formulated with plant-based bakuchiol as an alternative to retinol."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains bakuchiol.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: centella asiatica leaf extract.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Maintain a glowing and even complexion with Medik8 Bakuchiol Peptides, an anti-ageing serum formulated with plant-based bakuchiol as an alternative to retinol."
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: bakuchiol, undecylenoyl phenylalanine

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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HIGH
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"A moisturizing, retinol-alternative serum, designed for those wanting to visibly brighten their skin and soften the signs of skin aging ."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

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WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains bakuchiol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol) 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
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 91/100.

Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
22% - 34%
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
5.2% - 7.9%
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
4.5% - 6.7%
A plant oil that works as a good moisturizer by softening the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin and reducing blemishes due to the large content of linoleic acid
3.9% - 5.8%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. It can be irritating to sensitive skin. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It could, however, itself be irritating.
2.7% - 4.1%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. It can be irritating
2% - 3%
1.6% - 2.4%
An amino-acid based compound that is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help lighten sun spots and support more even skin tone.
1.3% - 1.9%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
1.1% - 1.6%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.9% - 1.35%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.55% - 1.3%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.45% - 1.1%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect helping neutralize free radicals in skin
0.4% - 0.95%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Is unlikely to be helpful in restoring skin barrier function due to the low content of linoleic acid
0.45% - 1.05%
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
0.3% - 0.75%
Eggplant fruit extract. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.2% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.3% - 0.75%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.2% - 0.7%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.1% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance. Canbe irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
0.1% - 0.4%

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