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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Our concentrated serum is formulated with Niacinamide and Allantoin that helps improve uneven skin tone and visually minimizes the look of pores, skin texture and fine lines."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: ascorbyl glucoside, carnosine, epigallocatechin gallate.

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
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Our concentrated serum is formulated with Niacinamide and Allantoin that helps improve uneven skin tone and visually minimizes the look of pores, skin texture and fine lines."
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: acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: ascorbyl glucoside, dipotassium glycyrrhizate, epigallocatechin gallate, glycyrrhiza glabra root extract.

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
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WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": allantoin, carnosine.

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, niacinamide, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (carnosine, ubiquinone) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - ascorbyl glucoside, camellia sinensis extract, epigallocatechin gallate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
10%
Declared
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
6.4% - 9.5%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
3%
Declared
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
3.5% - 5.2%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
2.8% - 4.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
2%
Declared
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
2%
Declared
Tea extract. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
2.1% - 3.1%
A plant extract that might help reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals
1.7% - 2.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.5% - 2.3%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
1.2% - 1.9%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.85% - 1.3%
Coenzyme Q10. It helps neutralize free radicals in skin, improves skin hydration and might be helpful agains fine lines and wrinkles. It can be an allergen
0.85% - 1.3%
A polyphenol found in tea. This particular compound abbreviated EGCG is the most powerful antioxidant among those extracted from tea (usually green tea). Unfortunately, EGCG is unstable, requires a low pH (below 4) to prevent quick degradation, and does not penetrate the skin very well. This is why the full anti-oxidant effect of EGCG is typically not realized when it is added to topical skincare
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.9%
A type of peptide. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin combatting the sun damage
0.35% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.7%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%

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