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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Pixi Vitamin-C Tonic 250ml Vitamin C has potent antioxidant power, promotes healthy collagen production and is known to boost skin luminosity."
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
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Pixi Vitamin-C Tonic 250ml Vitamin C has potent antioxidant power, promotes healthy collagen production and is known to boost skin luminosity."
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
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Probiotics help fortify skin’s barrier while willow bark & fruit extracts gently exfoliate."
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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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Instantly refreshing, this glow-giving tonic is jam-packed with citrus extracts and ferulic acid, this hard-working hero evens out skin tone, improves hydration and shields skin from free radicals."
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: glycine soja oil.

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
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 56/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
3.8% - 5.7%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.4% - 5.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 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
2% - 3.1%
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
1.7% - 2.6%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
1.3% - 2%
1.2% - 1.8%
1% - 1.5%
Used as a fragrance
0.55% - 1.3%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.45% - 1.05%
Carrot extract. Might have anti-oxidant properties and be used to add orange color
0.35% - 0.8%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.15% - 0.65%
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%
0.15% - 0.6%
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% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.5%
Most likely used for its fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.5%
0.1% - 0.45%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.1% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
A tea tree extract. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.3%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.1% - 0.45%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function. It can clog pores if used in high concentrations.
0.1% - 0.35%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.05% - 0.1%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.15%

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