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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The skin-resurfacing toner that gently exfoliates congested skin, ridding clogged pores of impurities thus restoring radiance."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: azelaic acid, salicylic acid. These ingredients is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains potassium azeloyl diglycinate. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The lightweight formula is enriched with Lactic Acid sourced from yeast fermentation and Willow Bark, which work in tandem to smooth, tone and plump lines to help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and dry patches, whilst Azelaic Acid (a precursor from natural grains) addresses uneven skin tone."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains lactic 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
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The lightweight formula is enriched with Lactic Acid sourced from yeast fermentation and Willow Bark, which work in tandem to smooth, tone and plump lines to help reduce the appearance of enlarged pores and dry patches, whilst Azelaic Acid (a precursor from natural grains) addresses uneven skin tone."
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: azelaic acid, lactic acid, potassium azeloyl diglycinate, salicylic acid

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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HIGH
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See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"The skin-resurfacing toner that gently exfoliates congested skin, ridding clogged pores of impurities thus restoring radiance."
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: lactic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"A toner that exfoliates, visibly brightens and tightens, and hydrates for a smooth, even-, and energized-looking complexion that‘s all glow."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": lactic acid, sodium lactate.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (azelaic 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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Exfoliation
Evens skin tone
Anti-blemish
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 90/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
sodium lactate
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Is produced by a yeast that lives on normal human skin. It is used in medicine as a topical treatment for mild to moderate acne. It has a mild exfoliating effect. It can also help reduce hyperpigmentation, helps calm down inflammation and can help neutralize free radicals
23% - 34%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
5% - 7.5%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.3% - 2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Plain old water
3.3% - 4.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
2.2% - 3.4%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
1.5% - 2.3%
1% - 1.5%
A derivative of azelaic acid. It is obtained by reacting the chloride of azelaic acid with two molecules of glycine (an amino acid) and potassium hydroxide. It is less studied than azelaic acid, but the available research suggests that it also can be effective in reducing skin redness, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. There are claims that it is more bio-available and more effective than azelaic acid, but no comparison study is available. Potassium azeloyl diglycinate is better soluble in water compared with azelaic acid. Because of this property, products with potassium azeloyl digclycinate can have a nicer texture
0.9% - 1.4%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.6% - 1.35%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.8% - 1.2%
A plant extract that might contain salicylic acid
0.4% - 1%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
Essential oil that can be irritating. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.35%
0.05% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.1%

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