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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"• Glycolic acid is an AHA known as an excellent exfoliator • Assist in treating troubled skin • Known to brighten skin and assist with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles • Glycolic is often considered a top anti-aging treatment • Boosted with Glycolic Acid, hyaluronic acid, Lavender and Algae • Glycolic."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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

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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Promise
What does the product description say?
"• Glycolic acid is an AHA known as an excellent exfoliator • Assist in treating troubled skin • Known to brighten skin and assist with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles • Glycolic is often considered a top anti-aging treatment • Boosted with Glycolic Acid, hyaluronic acid, Lavender and Algae • Glycolic."
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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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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: glycolic acid

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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WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5.1% - 7.7%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
3.6% - 5.4%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
2.6% - 3.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.8% - 2.8%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
1.1% - 1.6%
Essential oil that can be irritating
0.5% - 1.15%
Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%

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