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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Cream"
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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, sodium hyaluronate.

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, dimethiconol.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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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 retinol, acetyl glucosamine.

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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LOW
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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: retinol.

In addition, this product contains acetyl glucosamine. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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: glycyrrhiza uralensis 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
HIGH
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LOW
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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (retinol) 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 - tocopheryl linoleate also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
25% - 31%
Plain old water
12% - 14%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.8% - 5.9%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
4% - 4.9%
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
2.7% - 3.3%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
2% - 2.4%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
1.6% - 2%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 1.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.2%
0.7% - 1%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.65%
Licorice root extract. Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the skin and might have some anti-bacterial properties. Can be an allergen
0.2% - 0.4%
Plant extract that might help calm down inflammation in skin and neutralize free radicals, but effectiveness of topical application is not confirmed. Can be an allergen
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin but solid research is lacking. Contains a number of volatile compounds and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together. It might be irritating for some people
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.2% - 0.35%
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of sugar that is used to support delivery of active ingredients and can enhance their penetration into the skin without disrupting the skin's barrier
0.2% - 0.35%
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% - 0.35%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Brazilian palm wax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
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% - 0.4%
A relative of vitamin E (Tocopherol). It can have an anti-oxidant effect in skin and/or to stabilize the product fromulation. It could be irritating but most of the reported allergy and irritation cases appeared in one geographic location (Switzerland) in 1992, and might be due to the quality issues in manufacturing of a particular batch of the ingredient
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps to hydrate the skin by improving its barrier funciton
0.25% - 0.5%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to improve the product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.05%

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