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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Contains THD Ascorbate, the most stable and lipid-soluble form of Vitamin C Brightens dull skin Provides a full line-up of antioxidants, including Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10 Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Moisturizes and conditions skin with Squalane 1 FL OZ | 30 mL tube 100% of clinical study participants showed an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and radiance* 90% of clinical study participants showed an improvement in the appearance of overall photo-damage and tactile smoothness* 93% of clinical study participants felt skin tone appeared more even, radiant and brighter* 86% of clinical study participants showed an improvement in the appearance of firmness and wrinkles* *After 12 weeks."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate.

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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LOW
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See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Contains THD Ascorbate, the most stable and lipid-soluble form of Vitamin C Brightens dull skin Provides a full line-up of antioxidants, including Vitamin E and Coenzyme Q10 Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles Moisturizes and conditions skin with Squalane 1 FL OZ | 30 mL tube 100% of clinical study participants showed an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and radiance* 90% of clinical study participants showed an improvement in the appearance of overall photo-damage and tactile smoothness* 93% of clinical study participants felt skin tone appeared more even, radiant and brighter* 86% of clinical study participants showed an improvement in the appearance of firmness and wrinkles* *After 12 weeks."
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: tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate

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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See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Squalane hydrates for healthy, smooth skin."
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, butylene glycol.

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: squalane, cyclopentasiloxane.

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

This product contains antioxidants (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate, tocopherol, ubiquinone) 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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 91/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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.
8.3% - 10.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 5.1%
Used to create a nice product finish
3.5% - 4.3%
Used to thicken the product formulation
2.7% - 3.3%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
1.9% - 2.3%
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
1.6% - 1.9%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
1.2% - 1.5%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.95% - 1.15%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.8% - 1.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.65% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
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.
0.1% - 0.2%

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