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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Lactic Acid acts as an exfoliator to banish the dead skin cells that cause dullness and clogged pores, revealing a renewed and clarified complexion."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"This radiance-boosting tonic is infused with Vitamin C to brighten the complexion and promote a more even skin tone."
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: lactic 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
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Vitamin C – visibly boosts skins radiance and luminosity Lactic Acid – gently polishes the skin to help remove dead skin cells Panthenol ."
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
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"hydrates and moisturises the complexion"
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, lactic acid.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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 anti-aging

This product contains lactic acid. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Exfoliation
Evens skin tone
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
disodium edta
does not have skin benefit
benzyl alcohol
does not have skin benefit

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
3.9% - 5.9%
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
3.5% - 5.2%
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)
2.6% - 4%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.6% - 1.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.45% - 1.05%
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.75%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.5%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.45%
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
0.1% - 0.5%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that can have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.1% - 0.3%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.15%
A fruit juice. Might have some anti-oxidant properties but is unlikely to have any benefit when used in skincare
0.05% - 0.1%

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