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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Hydrating, quickly-absorbed gel to reduce signs of tiredness around the eyes, preventing fine dry lines from starting."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Prickly Pear Cactus Hydrating Eye Gel"
From product name
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: betaine, galactoarabinan.

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: triticum vulgare germ oil, glyceryl caprylate.

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
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 37/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
8% - 12.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 5.7%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
2.7% - 4.1%
A good emoillient. Contains vitamin E which can help neutralise free radicals, however the oil is unstable. Avoid if you have gluten or wheat sensitivity (including food allergies).
2.2% - 3.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.7% - 2.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.3% - 2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.1% - 1.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.85% - 1.25%
0.5% - 1.15%
0.2% - 0.75%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.15% - 0.7%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.25%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
0.05% - 0.15%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.1% - 0.3%

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