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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Hyaluronic Acid Cream 21% Active Complex"
From product name
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: diglycerin, 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: squalane, cyclopentasiloxane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains dimethylmethoxy chromanol. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging.

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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (dimethylmethoxy chromanol) 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?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.4% - 6.6%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3.6% - 5.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
2.7% - 4%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
2.1% - 3.1%
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.
1.8% - 2.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
1% - 1.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.95% - 1.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 1.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.45% - 1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.4%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.1% - 0.4%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.05% - 0.15%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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