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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Plantscription Anti-Aging Power Serum"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8. 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
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Performing a lifting and firming effect, the facial treatment will plump skin with moisture to reduce the appearance of wrinkles."
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: glucosamine hcl, glycerin.

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: dimethicone, carthamus tinctorius seed oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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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: glucosamine hcl.

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
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6% - 7.3%
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
4.4% - 5.4%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
3.1% - 3.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.3% - 2.9%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
1.8% - 2.2%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
1.5% - 1.8%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
1.3% - 1.6%
1% - 1.2%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.65% - 1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
0.6% - 0.85%
Used as a fragrance
0.45% - 0.7%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.25% - 0.5%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.15% - 0.3%
Almond extract (oil) - helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A tree bark extract that has antibacterial properties and might have an anti-oxidant effect. Its effectiveness in skin has not been studied
0.2% - 0.35%
Might be helpful in protecting skin collagen and elastin from breaking down but solid research is lacking
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
An algae extract that might have anti-oxidant properties
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.2% - 0.35%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.2% - 0.4%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.25% - 0.45%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.2% - 0.4%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%
Might be able to stimulate production of skin's natural moisturizing compounds such as hyaluronic acid. Could be helpful for evening the skin tone.
0.2% - 0.4%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Derived from brown algae. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin. It is claimed to be a "DNA repair enzyme"
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%

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