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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Soothing Cica or Tiger Grass works to calm irritation and redness for a more even complexion, reducing sensations of sensitivity."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza glabra root extract, glycyrrhiza uralensis root extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Nature In A Jar Cica Complex Recovery Moisturizer"
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, 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: butyrospermum parkii butter, adansonia digitata seed oil.

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

This product contains centella asiatica leaf extract. 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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 62/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.3% - 5.3%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
3.6% - 4.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.6% - 1.9%
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
1.4% - 1.7%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.8% - 1.2%
A preservative
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
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.
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.35% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
0.35% - 0.6%
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.
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and helps preserve the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.2% - 0.4%
Licorice root extract. Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. It can be irritating to sensitive skin. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It could, however, itself be irritating.
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.15% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.15%

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