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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Brighten and polish the look of skin with the future of Vitamin C. Potent-CTM Power Scrub unleashes the strength of THD Ascorbate Vitamin C, an ultra-stable scientific breakthrough ingredient 50 X more powerful than traditional Vitamin C. Boosted by Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid, this invigorating scrub is packed with an array of beads and spheres to help visibly improve the look of dullness and provide effective, multidimensional exfoliation."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains ferulic acid. This ingredient 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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Brighten and polish the look of skin with the future of Vitamin C. Potent-CTM Power Scrub unleashes the strength of THD Ascorbate Vitamin C, an ultra-stable scientific breakthrough ingredient 50 X more powerful than traditional Vitamin C. Boosted by Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid, this invigorating scrub is packed with an array of beads and spheres to help visibly improve the look of dullness and provide effective, multidimensional exfoliation."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Potent-C Power Scrub"
From product name
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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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: glycerin, mannitol.

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: hydrogenated jojoba oil, jojoba esters.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (ferulic 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
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
7.2% - 8.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 4.7%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
3.1% - 3.8%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
2.3% - 2.9%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.3% - 1.6%
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.
1.1% - 1.3%
A potent anti-oxidant that has been shown to be effective in neutralizing free radicals in skin. There seem to have a synergetic effect of ferulic acid, vitamin E and C, meaning that when the ingredients are used together, they enhance each other's ability protect the skin against free radicals. Ferulic acid also helps to stabilize other ingredients - including vitamins C and E. It can help to even out the skin tone. Ferulic acid is approved for use as a sunscreen ingredient in Japan in concentrations up to 10%
0.75% - 1.15%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.55% - 0.85%
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.
0.55% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.4% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 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%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps improve the product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.3%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.15% - 0.3%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.15%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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