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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"StriVectin, Tighten & Lift Using the power of 2 unique types of peptides and botanical extracts, StriVectin's Peptight Tightening & Brightening Face Serum helps to visibly tighten and firm the skin for a more sculpted look."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-1, adenosine, tetrapeptide-21. These ingredients 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
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The formula also helps to even the skin tone and enhance the skin's radiance."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza glabra root extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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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: glycerin, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid.

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, helianthus annuus extract.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-1, ceramide ng, tetrapeptide-21

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
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 62/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
5.1% - 6.2%
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% - 5.1%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
3.2% - 3.9%
2.4% - 2.9%
2% - 2.5%
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
1.7% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
1.2% - 1.5%
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
1% - 1.2%
0.65% - 1%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.2% - 0.35%
A microalgae extract that helps to attact water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to reduce inflammation
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
0.25% - 0.5%
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.
0.25% - 0.5%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps stabilize a product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
0.3% - 0.6%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.35% - 0.65%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%

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