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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Revive skin’s youthful radiance with the anti-ageing Essential Fx Acyl-Glutathione Rejuvenating Moisturizer from Perricone MD ; a nutrient-packed, skin-firming moisturiser with a rich, velvety texture."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Rejuvenating Moisturiser"
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.

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, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 37/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
5.9% - 7.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 5%
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
3.3% - 4%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.4% - 2.9%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2% - 2.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.1%
1.5% - 1.9%
1.1% - 1.4%
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.
0.95% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.75% - 1.15%
0.55% - 0.85%
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)
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.65%
Plant oil from nuts that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Contains a high concentration of oleic acid that can weaken skin's barrier function and increase water-loss while enhancing penetration of other ingredients
0.45% - 0.7%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together and softens the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.6%
Chia seed oil. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might be helpful in repairing skin barrier
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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