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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Within as little as 14 days of continued use, skin attains a crystal clear finish with blemishes and dark spots rendered considerably lighter."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"spots are less visible, appearance of wrinkles is reduced, skin texture is more refined, firmness is improved, and radiance is beautifully elevated."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains galactomyces ferment filtrate. 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?
"Within as little as 14 days of continued use, skin attains a crystal clear finish with blemishes and dark spots rendered considerably lighter."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Its irreplaceable formula gently exfoliates the face and helps moderate the skin surface renewal cycle."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"With over 90% Pitera, this hydrating essence provides a light exfoliating effect that boosts metabolism and supports skin's natural renewal cycle."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": galactomyces ferment filtrate, butylene glycol.

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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (galactomyces ferment filtrate) 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?
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 45/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
pentylene glycol
Has skin benefit
sorbic acid
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A yeast ferment filtrate (also known as Pitera - a trademarked name for the filtrate reserved by the SK-II brand). It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, can help neutralize antioxidants and can be helpful in evening out the skin tone. It might be somewhat helpful in preventing premature skin aging but solid evidence is lacking. A small manufacturer study also shows that, when used in high concentrations, it can help reduce sebum production and help against blocked pores
23% - 34%
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
8.3% - 12.4%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
4.7% - 7.1%
Plain old water
3.3% - 4.9%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.55%

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