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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Part of the brand's hardworking body range, this age-defying Skin Smoothing Retinol Body Treatment unites a specialised retinol complex with skin-protecting antioxidants and nourishing emollients to help reveal softer, firmer and younger-looking skin with improved skin tone and added radiance."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: carnosine.

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.

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What does the product description say?
"Part of the brand's hardworking body range, this age-defying Skin Smoothing Retinol Body Treatment unites a specialised retinol complex with skin-protecting antioxidants and nourishing emollients to help reveal softer, firmer and younger-looking skin with improved skin tone and added radiance."
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: retinol.

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.

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WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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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: carnosine, 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: beeswax, butyrospermum parkii butter.

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
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (carnosine, retinol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
5.7% - 7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
4.4% - 5.4%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3.2% - 3.9%
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
2.4% - 3%
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% - 2.5%
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
1.7% - 2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and is used to improve product texture and stability
1.5% - 1.8%
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
1.3% - 1.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.6% - 0.9%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.55% - 0.8%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.4% - 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.
0.4% - 0.65%
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.
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of peptide. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin combatting the sun damage
0.25% - 0.5%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.3% - 0.5%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to creat a nice product texture and support penetration of other ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%

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