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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Ginger + Vitamin C Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer"
From product name
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: jojoba esters, isododecane.

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

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

This product contains adenosine. This ingredient 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid) 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.7% - 8.5%
Used to create a nice product consistency while softening the upper layer of the skin
3.8% - 5.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
2.7% - 4.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2% - 3%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
1.5% - 2.3%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
1.2% - 1.8%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
1.1% - 1.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.9% - 1.35%
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
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.45% - 1.05%
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
0.4% - 0.95%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might contain antioxidants
0.2% - 0.75%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.3% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.8%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.15% - 0.65%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.15% - 0.7%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.1% - 0.45%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that might be helpful to neutralize free radicals in skin
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.25%
A plant extract that has anti-bacterial properties. Can be used to preserve the product. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.05% - 0.25%
A plant extract that is rich in a fragrance compound eugenol that is a frequent allergen and can be irritating. It might also contain anti-oxidants to help neutralize free radicals
0.01% - 0.1%
0.01% - 0.1%

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