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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • glycerin
  • lactobacillus/soybean ferment extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
18 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Beta hydroxy acid helps remove dead skin cells that can clog pores that lead to breakouts."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin C promotes a youthful appearance by combatting free radicals that can cause oxidative damage to the skin."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Beta hydroxy acid helps remove dead skin cells that can clog pores that lead to breakouts."
WIMJ summary

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Alpha hydroxy acid help perks up skin by promoting collagen and blood flow to help improve the appearance of surface lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

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, glycerin.

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.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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
3.7% - 5.6%
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
3.2% - 4.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
2.5% - 3.7%
A preservative
1.1% - 1.7%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
1.6% - 2.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its effectiveness is lacking
1.3% - 2%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus out of soybean. The fermented product helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and has anti-bacterial properties. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation and could be helpful in evening out skin tone, but studies are lacking
1.2% - 1.7%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.6% - 1.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.55% - 1.3%
0.4% - 0.95%
Used as a fragrance
0.3% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant activity, but solid research is lacking. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.05% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
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
0.05% - 0.15%
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)
0.01% - 0.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.01% - 0.05%

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