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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"100% agreed skin did not feel tight or dry 97% agreed the look of texture was improved 97% agreed skin had improved clarity 94% agreed skin looked renewed and less dull 91% agreed skin appeared more eventoned"
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, glycolic acid.

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

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
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Even Smoother Glycolic Retinol Serum"
From product name
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.

In addition, this product contains glycolic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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
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HIGH
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"A nightly resurfacing serum with a high-potency 15% glycolic acid complex and 1."
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, retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Achieve and maintain the look of smooth, radiant and hydrated skin with the Even Smoother Glycolic Retinol Resurfacing Serum."
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: allantoin, sodium hyaluronate.

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: simmondsia chinensis seed oil, squalane.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (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
Exfoliation
Moisturizing
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%
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
4.7% - 5.7%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.9% - 4.8%
Used to adjust the product's pH
3% - 3.7%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
2.3% - 2.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.8% - 2.2%
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
1.3% - 1.6%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
1.1% - 1.4%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.8% - 1.15%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.65% - 1%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.5% - 0.8%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products
0.3% - 0.6%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.25% - 0.45%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
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 lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.35% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps regulate the pH of the formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.15% - 0.3%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.05% - 0.1%
0.05% - 0.1%

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