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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Awaken tired skin with a glow-giving shot of 30% vitamin C. Our potent antioxidant not only dials up brightness and evens out skin tone, but shields your complexion from environmental stressors."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: 3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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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: glycerin, sucrose.

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: dimethicone, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (3-o-ethyl ascorbic acid) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Can help neutralize free radicals and help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
23% - 34%
Plain old water
12% - 17%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.3% - 6.4%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
3.6% - 5.3%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
2.5% - 3.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.8% - 2.6%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
1.5% - 2.2%
This oil's cmposition is closest to rapeseed oil. It is a very stable oil and serves as an emoillient
1.3% - 1.9%
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.7%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1% - 1.5%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.6% - 1.4%
0.5% - 1.2%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.2%
A plant oil that because of its high content of alpha-linolenic acid help support skin barrier function and moisturize the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1%
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
0.45% - 1.05%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.35% - 0.8%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.75%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.2% - 0.75%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.45%
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 microbiom)
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%

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