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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Organic Altai oblepikha oil hydrates skin and promotes the formation of collagen, a structural protein essential for youthful skin."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic 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
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The super Siberian berry is the richest natural source of Vitamin C. Glycolic Acid helps your skin feel smoother and look more even-toned."
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: glycolic acid

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
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Organic Altai oblepikha oil hydrates skin and promotes the formation of collagen, a structural protein essential for youthful skin."
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, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate.

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: hippophae rhamnoides oil, glyceryl caprylate.

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
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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 6.2%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
3.7% - 5.6%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can add sweet taste to lip products
2.7% - 4.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
2.1% - 3.2%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
1.7% - 2.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and used to stabilize product formulations
1.5% - 2.3%
A good emollient. Contains various ingredients including vitamins and fatty acids that could work in the skin to neutralize free radicals and minimize moisture loss - if enough of these compounds is able to penetrate the skin in an active form.
1.4% - 2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Plain old water
1.1% - 1.6%
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
0.9% - 1.35%
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)
0.55% - 1.25%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence is lacking
0.45% - 1%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.45% - 1.05%
Plain old water
0.4% - 0.9%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
0.4% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.2% - 0.8%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.6%
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%
A colorant
0.05% - 0.15%

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