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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"This 10% concentration offers mild superficial resurfacing to smooth skin texture and address signs of ageing such as lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains lactic acid. 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
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Solutions for. . Uneven skin tone ."
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: lactic 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
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"This 10% formulation offers mild exfoliation and is supported with a purified Tasmanian pepperberry known to reduce signs of inflammation and sensitivity that is often associated with exfoliation."
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: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"CERAMIGHTY AF EYE BALM Formulated with strengthening ceramides and omega-rich plant oils, Drunk Elephant's latest eye treatment delivers long-lasting moisture and elasticity."
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, 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, caprylyl glycol.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Exfoliation
Evens skin tone
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiome)
5.4% - 8%
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% - 6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.1% - 4.6%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
2.2% - 3.3%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.8% - 2.7%
1.4% - 2.2%
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
1.3% - 2%
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.85% - 1.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.55% - 1.25%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.35%

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