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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • butyrospermum parkii butter extract
  • c13-16 isoparaffin
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • squalane
  • triticum vulgare germ oil
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Citric Acid and Witch Hazel help to refine pores."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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WIMJ summary

This product contains ascorbyl glucoside. 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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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin C helps to brighten skin tone."
WIMJ summary

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: ascorbyl glucoside.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This product is a quick-absorbing, lightweight moisturizer with five Oriental herb extracts to help brighten the complexion while softening skin with a non-tacky, highly emollient formula."
WIMJ summary

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: dimethicone, squalane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (ascorbyl glucoside) 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
7.2% - 8.8%
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
4.1% - 5%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
2.9% - 3.5%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
2.3% - 2.8%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.3%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
1.6% - 2%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
1% - 1.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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.
0.9% - 1.15%
0.55% - 0.85%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can help strengthen the skin barrier function and improve skin moisture levels
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
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.
0.35% - 0.65%
A good emoillient. Contains vitamin E which can help neutralise free radicals, however the oil is unstable. Avoid if you have gluten or wheat sensitivity (including food allergies).
0.35% - 0.65%
Is mostly used to dissolve other ingredients. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. It might be comedogenic when used in high concentrations
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%

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