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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Fine Lines and Wrinkles, Pores, and Loss of Firmness and Elasticity Formulation."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Provides all-day hydration."
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: sodium hyaluronate, caprylyl glycol.

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, cetearyl alcohol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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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: glycolic acid

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet 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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (thioctic acid) 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
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
6% - 7.3%
4.4% - 5.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
3.4% - 4.1%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.8% - 3.5%
2.3% - 2.8%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
2% - 2.4%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
1.7% - 2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1% - 1.3%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.8% - 1.2%
Used to enhance the delivery of other ingredients
0.75% - 1.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.7% - 1.05%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
0.65% - 0.95%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.65% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.9%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.55% - 0.85%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.5% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.4% - 0.6%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. 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% - 0.1%

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