ARK Skincare - Age Protect Skin Clear Cleanser

ARK Skincare Age Protect Skin Clear Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Age Protect Skin Clear Cleanser"
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This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (avocado oil glycereth-8 esters, cocamidopropyl betaine, peach kernel oil glycereth-8 esters, peg-150 pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, peg-6 caprylic/capric glycerides, polysorbate 20, sodium cocoyl alaninate, sodium lauroyl oat amino acids, xanthan gum) 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.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: cocamidopropyl betaine

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
10% - 12%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
5.9% - 7.2%
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
3% - 3.7%
2.2% - 2.7%
1.8% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.6% - 1.9%
1.4% - 1.7%
1.2% - 1.4%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps dissolve other ingredients
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 0.75%
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.
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.4% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Might have anti-oxidant properties
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.05%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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