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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Formulated with retinyl retinoate, an ingredient eight times more powerful than retinol, the serum gets to work targeting the look of fine lines and crow’s feet around the eyes for a smoother, more even texture."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Working 8 times more powerfully than traditional retinol, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly softened, pigmentation is noticeably reduced and the appearance of overall skin texture is refined."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: retinyl retinoate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"With hyaluronic acid and glycerine for intense hydration and vitamin E to provide antioxidant protection, the serum promotes healthier skin that is protected against free radical damage."
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: glycerin, hydrolyzed glycosaminoglycans.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, squalane.

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: retinyl retinoate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 83/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.7% - 8.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
4.6% - 5.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.6% - 3.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 2.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.6% - 1.9%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
Used as an abrasive ingredient for physical (mechanical) exfoliation
1.4% - 1.7%
A preservative
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1.1%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.65% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
A "hybrid" of retinol and retinoic acid. It is more stable than retinol and is likely to be more effective based on the early research data available. Is as irritating as retinol
0.45% - 0.7%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
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.
0.3% - 0.6%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.15%
0.1% - 0.15%

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