CeraVe Foaming Facial Cleanser

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
55 /100
Can work for:
  • Cleansing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Anti-blemish
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Foaming Facial Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (capryloyl glycine, carbomer, cholesterol, coco-betaine, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, sodium cocoyl glycinate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, 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: coco-betaine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Gentle foaming action refreshes and cleanses skin, as well as removes excess oils."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
does not meet threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Can be allergenic

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