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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Significantly reduce fine lines and wrinkles with PCA Skin ExLinea Pro, a potent serum that yields immediate and long-lasting results."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8, acetyl octapeptide-3, serine. These ingredients 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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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: arginine, betaine.

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: arginine, chondrus crispus extract.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8, acetyl octapeptide-3

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

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 preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.7% - 5.5%
2.4% - 3.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
2% - 3%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in the formula
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.3% - 2%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1% - 1.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.8% - 1.2%
0.55% - 1.25%
0.4% - 1%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps stabilize a product formulation
0.2% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.75%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and skin lightening properties, but solid evidence is missing
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.15% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.15% - 0.5%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
0.15% - 0.5%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.3%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.1% - 0.3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.01% - 0.1%

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