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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Made up almost 50% of premium honey extracts (propolis, also known as "bee glue," is anti-microbial, good for acne and wound healing; and royal jelly, excellent for boosting skin health and anti aging, used to turn a bee from worker bee into the queen bee), the serum provides some much needed food for both dry and troubled skins."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide.

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
HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This cocktail is enhanced by the double header of Niacinamide (vitamin B3) and N-Acetyl Glucosamine, a potent combination for evening skin tone and fading scarring, Panthenol (vitamin B5, deeply hydrating), Arnica Extract (evens skin tone), Burdock Root Extract (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, may help acne) and Gingko Biloba Extract (helps redness and inflammation, antioxidant)."
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: acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide

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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Promise
What does the product description say?
"This cocktail is enhanced by the double header of Niacinamide (vitamin B3) and N-Acetyl Glucosamine, a potent combination for evening skin tone and fading scarring, Panthenol (vitamin B5, deeply hydrating), Arnica Extract (evens skin tone), Burdock Root Extract (antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, may help acne) and Gingko Biloba Extract (helps redness and inflammation, antioxidant)."
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: acetyl glucosamine, panthenol.

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: cocos nucifera fruit extract, caprylyl glycol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide, panthenol

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

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

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

This product contains antioxidants (ginkgo biloba leaf extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A complex substance produced by honey bees. Can have anti-bacterial and some anti-oxidant effect. Is an allergen and can be irritating
22% - 33%
A compound secreted by bees. Might be able to attract water to the top layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to honey and bee products
7% - 10.6%
Plant extract. Has some anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
4.9% - 7.3%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in skin. It can be irritating
3.6% - 5.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
2.6% - 3.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
2% - 3%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
1.6% - 2.3%
A non-living ingredient made by fermentation with the bacteria Lactobacillus. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help reduce inflammation
1.3% - 2%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
1.2% - 1.8%
Plain old water
0.85% - 1.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 1.35%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.4% - 0.95%
0.3% - 0.75%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.15%

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