Join the WIMJ community to get skincare help and use personalized tools
Get a skincare routine that works

Honest. Personalized. Free

We will ask you to log in & agree to our community guidelines.

Price comparison

We receive a small commission for purchases made through these links at no cost for you. Thank you for your support! Learn more

Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"SA Smoothing 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 (carbomer, cholesterol, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, peg-150 pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, 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: sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"5% concentration of salicylic acid offers a gentle chemical exfoliation, dissolving dead skin and pore-clogging impurities to encourage a smoother surface."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: gluconolactone

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"The formula enriched with 3 Essential Ceramides, Salicylic Acid and Hyaluronic Acid, gently exfoliates to deliver smoother, softer skin while helping protect the skin's natural barrier."
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: gluconolactone.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 91/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
11% - 13%
Used as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
5.9% - 7.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.8%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture. The concentration of about 2% is effective for supporting the skin barrier and evening out the skin tone. Concentration of 4-6% is better for helping with acne and balancing the sebum production
2.3% - 2.8%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
1.2% - 1.5%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.9% - 1.15%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.6% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.55% - 0.8%
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)
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.15% - 0.25%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

Similar products & dupes

CeraVe - SA Smoothing Cleanser
Community Sixty-Six - Detoxifying AHA/BHA Gel Cleanser
The Perfect V - VV Beauty Sheets
Kate Somerville - EradiKate Clarifying Blemish Gel Cleanser with Salicylic Acid, Prebiotic Complex & Niacinamide
Kmart - 2 in 1 Deep Gel Cleanser and Makeup Eraser - Salicylic Acid & Vitamin B3
Every Man Jack - Volcanic Clay Face Wipes Oil Defense
Sesderma - Acglicolic S Cleansing Wipes
Celltone - Spot Control Cleanser Gel Wash
REVOLUTION SKINCARE - Purifying Facial Gel Cleanser with Niacinamide
Peach Slices - Acne Clarifying Cleanser
Skincare by Dr V - Micellar Gel Wash
Price
WIMJ similarity score
70%
59%
58%
57%
56%
56%
55%
49%
47%
47%
Key ingredients
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Irritancy
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
LOW
Potential Irritants
All ingredients
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources