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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Crystal Clear Gel Cleanser"
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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 (caprylic acid, cocamidopropyl betaine, coco-glucoside, polyglyceryl-10 caprylate, 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, coco-glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
25% - 37%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
7.5% - 11.2%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
5.4% - 8.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.2% - 4.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.5% - 3.8%
1.9% - 2.9%
Plain old water
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed to support the growth of "good" bacteria in skin (as a "prebiotic"), but the research is lacking
1.3% - 1.9%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.85% - 1.25%
0.85% - 1.25%
0.6% - 1.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.75%
0.35% - 0.8%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.55%
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% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.5%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%

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