2439 - Ultra-Fine Face Scrub

2439 Ultra-Fine Face Scrub

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  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • glycerin
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Ultra-Fine Face Scrub"
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WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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What does the product description say?
"It helps hydrate skin by absorbing water from the surrounding environment."
WIMJ summary

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

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).

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
6% - 9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.7% - 5.5%
Used to regulate product's pH
2.8% - 4.1%
A type of volcanic glass. Absorbs moisture and can temporarily mattify the skin
2.1% - 3.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.6% - 2.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.3% - 2%
Milled volcanic rock. Used as an abrasive for physical exfoliation
1.3% - 1.9%
0.95% - 1.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 1.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.3% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.01% - 0.1%

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