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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Gives the look of firmer skin."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Crafted through a process of double fermentation, Hadasei-3 contains essential amino acids and gentle AHAs like lactic acid to gently resurface as it deeply hydrates."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Dryness ."
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: arginine, biosaccharide gum-1.

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: arginine, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 25/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A product of yeast fermentation. Can contain humectants that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help neutralize free oxidants
25% - 37%
Plain old water
12% - 18%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 6.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.9% - 4.3%
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
2.5% - 3.7%
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.
1.9% - 2.8%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
1.6% - 2.4%
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.9% - 1.35%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.6% - 1.4%
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
0.5% - 1.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.4% - 0.95%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.45% - 1.05%
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.85%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
0.35% - 0.85%
A compound secreted by bees. Might be able to attract water to the top layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to honey and bee products
0.2% - 0.8%
0.2% - 0.75%
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% - 0.75%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.7%
Non-drying alcohol. Used to stabilize other ingredients and is an emollient
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.1% - 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
0.15% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
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
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.1%

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