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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Skinny Tan’s unique formula combines the best self-tanning technology, with anti-aging, anti-oxidant and hydrating skincare ingredients all in one."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains ubiquinone. 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Exfoliate skin using SkinnyTanTM Pre-Tan Primer and Exfoliating Mitt for a streak-free, even tan. ."
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?
"Skinny Tan’s unique formula combines the best self-tanning technology, with anti-aging, anti-oxidant and hydrating skincare ingredients all in one."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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

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
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A self-tanning agent
6.2% - 7.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.2%
3.2% - 3.9%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
2.4% - 2.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.8% - 2.2%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
1.8% - 2.2%
Used to improve the product consistency
1.5% - 1.9%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
1.2% - 1.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.7% - 1.05%
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.55% - 0.8%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.5% - 0.75%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.4% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A red dye
0.15% - 0.25%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.2%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A colorant (dye)
0.1% - 0.15%

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