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Product summary

Based on the ingredients included, "WEI - Bee Venom Anti-Wrinkle Renewal Cream" works well for moisturizing the skin. The formulation is based on a combination of good humectants and emollients. Both are needed to increase the skin hydration level. Acetyl hexapeptide-8, glycerin, butylene glycol and caprylyl glycol in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Isocetyl stearate, butyrospermum parkii butter, dimethicone, cetyl alcohol and glycine soja seed extract in this product help decrease the water evoporation from the skin, so that it stays hydrated for longer. These ingredients also soften the skin and take away the feeling of tightness and dryness.

Ingredient callouts

  • We like that this moisturizer contains peptides (acetyl hexapeptide-8 0.25% - 0.50%). There are many different kind of peptides and they are naturally present in our skin. They all are a combination of amino-acids. Some of them work as natural anti-biotics, promote wound-healing and production of collagen. The science is still not settled on how effective peptides in skincare are, but it is very likely that they have a benefit. Peptides might help restore the skin barrier and fight the signs of aging. At the very least, peptides work as humectants: they attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improve its hydration.

Irritation risk

This moisturizer contains a bunch of common irritants, including ingredients that do not provide any known benefit for the skin. It might not be the best choice if your skin is sensitive. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails from 39.00$ up to 46.80$ in the United States and from 109.20A$ up to 141.96A$ in Australia.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Bee Venom Anti-Wrinkle Renewal Cream"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8, centella asiatica leaf extract. These ingredients 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
MEDIUM
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LOW
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Bee venom peptides help improve skin tone by improving overall elasticity."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product contains ingredients (glycine soja seed extract, glycyrrhiza uralensis root extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Features a nine-herb complex to nourish, hydrate and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles."
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, butylene glycol.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
6.1% - 7.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
4.5% - 5.5%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2% - 2.5%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
1.3% - 1.6%
An emollient that does not leave a greasy finish
1% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.75% - 1.1%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.65% - 1%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
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
0.55% - 0.85%
0.5% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. It can be irritating to sensitive skin. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It could, however, itself be irritating.
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
Licorice root extract. Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Might be somewhat helpful in evening the skin tone.
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.25% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
A yellow dye
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.2%

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