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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"This moisturizing and refreshing gel delivers a "second skin" effect to immediately create a lifted and smoothed appearance on the skin's surface."
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: biosaccharide gum-1, glycerin.

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, dimethiconol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps evenly disperse other ingredients in a formulation and create an even layer on the surface of the skin
5.2% - 6.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 4.7%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.9% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.6% - 2%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
1.4% - 1.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
1.1% - 1.4%
Used as a fragrance. Might have anti-oxidant properties
0.8% - 1.15%
0.65% - 1%
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant oil that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.3% - 0.5%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.4%
0.3% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 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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