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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Meanwhile, heavy-hitters niacinamide and salicylic acid target existing breakouts, calm visible inflammation, clears out pores and prevents future flare ups without irritating your skin."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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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: 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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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: panthenol, calcium gluconate.

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: chondrus crispus extract, lecithin.

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (ginkgo biloba leaf extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
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LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
pullulan
Has skin benefit
pentylene glycol
Has skin benefit
gluconolactone
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.5% - 6.8%
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
3.4% - 5.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.9% - 2.8%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.8% - 2.7%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
1.4% - 2.1%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
1.2% - 1.8%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.6%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.6% - 1.35%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.45% - 1.05%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.35% - 0.85%
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)
0.2% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.15% - 0.65%
0.1% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in skin. It can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.05% - 0.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.01% - 0.05%
0.01% - 0.1%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.01% - 0.1%

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