La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • cetyl palmitate
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • isopropyl lauroyl sarcosinate
  • zinc pca
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Effaclar Clarifying Oil-Free Cleansing Towelettes"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (ceteth-2, glyceryl stearate se, poloxamer 184, sodium cottonseedamphoacetate) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Formulated with micro-exfoliating lipo-hydroxy acid and oil-targeting zinc pidolate, these face wipes for sensitive skin visibly smooth and refine skin texture."
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: capryloyl salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
4.4% - 6.7%
3.5% - 5.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
2.7% - 4%
2% - 3.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.7% - 2.6%
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
1.5% - 2.2%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
1.2% - 1.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
1% - 1.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
0.55% - 1.25%
0.4% - 0.95%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
0.35% - 0.8%
0.3% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and is used to improve product texture and stability
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.15% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.5%
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%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil mix together and create a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.05% - 0.1%

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