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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The cream offers proven botanical effectiveness in helping to reduce the number, length and the surface of visible expression lines."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - butyrospermum parkii butter - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Merveillance Expert Dry Skin Cream"
From product name
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, hydroxyethyl urea.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, dimethicone.

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: hydroxyethyl urea.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 62/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
6.4% - 7.9%
4% - 4.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.9% - 3.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
2.3% - 2.8%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
1.9% - 2.3%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
1.6% - 2%
1.4% - 1.7%
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.95% - 1.2%
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
0.75% - 1.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.55% - 0.85%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.6% - 0.9%
A derivative of urea, a compound that is naturally present in skin. Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might help to neutralize free radicals in skin. Is claimed to help reduce hyperpigmentation but evidence is missing
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.5% - 0.8%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.65%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together, preserve cosmetic products, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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