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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Other benefits include brightening, reducing acne, and preventing signs of aging."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Benefits include skin softening, anti-aging, brightening, and oil-balancing AHA ."
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, niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: adenosine.

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
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"EXFOLIATES TO ILLUMINATE AHA lifts dead skin cells to improve skin texture, fade dark spots, and reveal a radiant complexion over time."
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: betaine salicylate, glycolic acid, niacinamide

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"EXFOLIATES TO ILLUMINATE AHA lifts dead skin cells to improve skin texture, fade dark spots, and reveal a radiant complexion over time."
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: betaine salicylate, glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"6% Rice Extract restores nutrients and helps balance the skin's moisture content along with oil-controlling Niacinamide."
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: allantoin, 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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, vitis vinifera seed oil.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-aging
Exfoliation
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 95/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A grain extract that helps to create a thicker product consistency. It might have some anti-oxidant properties and help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
22% - 33%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
5.9% - 8.9%
A preservative
2% - 3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.5% - 5.3%
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
2.9% - 4.3%
Plain old water
2.1% - 3.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and creates a thicker product texture
1.8% - 2.7%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
1.7% - 2.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.6%
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
0.9% - 1.3%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.85% - 1.3%
Plant oil from nuts that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Contains a high concentration of oleic acid that can weaken skin's barrier function and increase water-loss while enhancing penetration of other ingredients
0.8% - 1.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.55% - 1.35%
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.5% - 1.15%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.45% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 0.9%
0.35% - 0.8%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.35% - 0.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 1.05%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.2% - 0.75%
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
0.15% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.1% - 0.4%
Exfoliating acid, a "relative" of salicylic acid
0.1% - 0.35%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.05% - 0.3%

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