Burt's Bees - Renewal Refining Cleanser with Bakuchiol Natural Retinol Alternative

Burt's Bees Renewal Refining Cleanser with Bakuchiol Natural Retinol Alternative

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bakuchiol
  • lactic acid
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • copernicia cerifera cera
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Renewal Refining Cleanser with Bakuchiol Natural Retinol Alternative"
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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 (cetyl alcohol, glyceryl laurate, glyceryl stearate citrate, polyglyceryl-4 caprate, sodium lauroyl glutamate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, stearic acid, stearyl alcohol, 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains bakuchiol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"The natural exfoliators gently smooth skin to improve skin texture, reduce dullness, and prime your skin for the rest of your skincare regimen."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
4.7% - 7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
3.7% - 5.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.8% - 4.2%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
2.2% - 3.3%
Brazilian palm wax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.8% - 2.7%
1.5% - 2.2%
Used as a cleansing agent. It creates foam
1.2% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.2% - 1.7%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.9% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps stabilize emulsions and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps water and oil mix together and has an anti-microbial effect helping to preserve product formulations
0.45% - 1%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.35% - 0.85%
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.35% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.7%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.15% - 0.7%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.2%

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