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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycerin
  • mandelic acid
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
PROMISES
FULFILLED
68 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"The Ordinarys (characteristically ingenious) formulation also includes hyaluronic acid, to hydrate and comfort skin while plumping away the look of fine lines."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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What does the product description say?
"This makes for a milder exfoliating experience that will suit even the most sensitive complexions, leaving skin smoother, more even and gorgeously glowing."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: mandelic 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
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What does the product description say?
"This makes for a milder exfoliating experience that will suit even the most sensitive complexions, leaving skin smoother, more even and gorgeously glowing."
WIMJ summary

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: mandelic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The Ordinarys (characteristically ingenious) formulation also includes hyaluronic acid, to hydrate and comfort skin while plumping away the look of fine lines."
WIMJ summary

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

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
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
23% - 34%
Plain old water
13% - 20%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
5.1% - 7.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.2% - 4.8%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
2.4% - 3.6%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2.4%
1% - 1.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.3% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.05%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.35%

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