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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"It works by gently removing dead skin cells on the surface to reveal younger, fresher looking skin beneath, for a brighter complexion with a more youthful appearance."
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.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: aspartic 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
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meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Alcohol free Exfoliates and purifies the skin with Glycolic AcidGinseng improves circulation and energizesAloe vera soothes and hydratesRefines the appearance of poresGently accelerates cell renewal to reveal a brighter, glowing complexion"
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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: alanine.

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
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Glycolic acid aids in accelerating cell renewal, which helps get rid of the dead cells faster."
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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
7.2% - 8.8%
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
4.4% - 5.4%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.9% - 2.4%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
1.7% - 2%
Plant extract. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.7% - 1%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.4% - 0.65%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.4% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.65%
Might be able to enhance blood flow in the skin. Can be irritating and result in skin redness
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.4%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.15%
A colorant
0.1% - 0.15%

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