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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Poreless Clay Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cetyl alcohol, coconut acid, glyceryl stearate se, glycol distearate, myristic acid, peg-60 glyceryl isostearate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, stearyl alcohol) 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: sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Wash away dirt and build-ups using the bareMinerals Poreless Clay Cleanser , an exfoliating formula that’s been designed to rid your complexion of unwanted oil while unclogging pores."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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.

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
5.4% - 6.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 4.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
2.8% - 3.4%
2.3% - 2.8%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
1.2% - 1.4%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1% - 1.3%
0.65% - 1%
0.65% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
0.8% - 1.15%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
0.7% - 1.05%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.65%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that typically contains linolenic and linoleic acids that help soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A clay mineral. Can absorb oil from the surface of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.1% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.1%

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