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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Helping to improve the skins natural barrier function it also provides an anti-wrinkle action helping to combat the appearance of lines and wrinkles as well as all kinds of redness, including flare-ups caused by day-to-day environmental stress, irritants and dryness."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: lactic acid.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Overall, this product helps to improve skin firmness and hydration, leaving skin supple and glowing."
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: lactic acid, sodium hyaluronate.

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: linoleic acid.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, linoleic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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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: acetyl glucosamine, alpha-arbutin, kojic acid, lactic acid, 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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (kojic 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
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
alpha-arbutin
Has skin benefit
alcohol denat.
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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)
4.5% - 6.8%
Might help reduce hyperpigmentation when used regularly over a long period of time. Is more effective than beta-arbutin
3.8% - 5.7%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
2.7% - 4.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 3.1%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.7% - 2.6%
Helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and neutralize free radicals. Can be irritating
1.4% - 2.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
An amino-acid based compound that is effective in reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help lighten sun spots and support more even skin tone.
1% - 1.5%
0.6% - 1.35%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.75%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.75%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.45% - 1%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.15% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.1%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.01% - 0.05%

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