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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"It improves the appearance of fine lines, and promotes a more youthful-looking, radiant complexion."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"5, these ingredients can deliver their exfoliating properties more effectively and therefore work better to improve skin tone and texture."
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: glycolic acid

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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight combines 10% Glycolic free acid value with 2% Phytic Acid."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"This unique formula helps to promote skin brightness and clarity whilst a specialist Soothing Complex minimises dry patches and prevents inflammation by supporting skin’s protective barrier."
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: glycerin, polyglycerin-3.

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, helianthus annuus seed cera.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Exfoliation
Evens skin tone
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 93/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
10%
Declared
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
3.8% - 5.6%
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
2.8% - 4.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2.1% - 3.1%
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
1.7% - 2.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.5% - 2.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.3% - 2%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
1% - 1.5%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
0.85% - 1.25%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.5% - 1.2%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.9%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.35% - 0.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function while creating a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.1% - 0.3%
Mimosa flower fax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. It adds a nice smell, but could be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.05% - 0.2%

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