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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"A dose of Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and replenishes to leave your complexion soft, smooth and healthy-looking."
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, sodium hyaluronate.

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.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester

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 acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester. 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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
alcohol denat.
does not have skin benefit
propylene glycol
does not have skin benefit
peg-8
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.5% - 5.5%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
4.2% - 5.2%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
2.8% - 3.5%
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
2.4% - 2.9%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
1.6% - 1.9%
Used to create a nice product consistency
1.4% - 1.8%
Helps create a nice product texture and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.95% - 1.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.55% - 0.85%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but evidence for effectiveness in skin is missing
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.3% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.5%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant extract that has some anti-bacterial properties. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps improve the product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.15%
A colorant (dye)
0.05% - 0.1%

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