Carbon Theory. Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Facial Exfoliating Scrub

Carbon Theory. - Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Facial Exfoliating Scrub
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
Can work for:
  • Cleansing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Exfoliation
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What does the product description say?
"Carbon Theory's Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Facial Exfoliating Scrub features premium natural ingredients that remove the presence of dirt, oil and impurities from the skin."
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cetearyl alcohol, glyceryl caprylate) 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
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What does the product description say?
"Charcoal & Tea Tree Oil Breakout Control Facial Exfoliating Scrub"
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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.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic

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