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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Charcoal Acne Daily 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 (cocamidopropyl betaine, laureth-4 carboxylic acid, sodium laureth sulfate) 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, sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Charcoal Acne Daily Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Our scrub, liquid, powder, strip, mask and bar cleansing products go straight to the source of those pesky pores for deeply clean, beautiful skin."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
11% - 14%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
6.6% - 8.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
3.2% - 4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 3.1%
1.8% - 2.2%
A preservative
1.4% - 1.7%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.55% - 0.8%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.1%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
0.25% - 0.4%

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