CeraVe - Salicylic Acid Acne Control Gel, Acne Treatment for Face

CeraVe Salicylic Acid Acne Control Gel, Acne Treatment for Face

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • niacinamide
  • ceramide ap
  • ceramide eop
  • ceramide np
  • phytosphingosine
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cholesterol
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Salicylic Acid Acne Control Gel, Acne Treatment for Face"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid, niacinamide.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: lactic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, lactic acid, niacinamide, salicylic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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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: glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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What does the product description say?
"Benefits Salicylic acid acne treatment for face helps clear acne and prevent new breakouts Minimizes the appearance of pores without drying the skin Treatment for acne leaves skin looking more radiant, smooth Provides a lightweight, hydrating full-face acne treatment Noticeably clearer skin after 3 days Alpha hydroxy acids help smooth and soften skin Niacinamide helps soothe skin Hyaluronic Acid helps maintain skins natural moisture Non-comedogenic and developed with dermatologists Key Ingredients 2% Salicylic acid (SA), a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) helps clear acne & prevent new breakouts Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA), a blend of Lactic and Glycolic Acids, helps smooth and soften skin Niacinamide helps soothe skin Hyaluronic Acid helps maintain skins natural moisture 3 essential ceramides help maintain the skin's natural barrier MVE Technology provides a steady release of all-day hydration Formulated Without Fragrance Drying alcohol Parabens"
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, lactic acid.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: cholesterol, cetearyl alcohol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide ap, ceramide eop, ceramide np, niacinamide, phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
2%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
6.1% - 9.1%
Used to adjust the product's pH
4.5% - 6.8%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
3% - 4.5%
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)
2.1% - 3.1%
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)
2%
Declared
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
1.7% - 2.5%
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
1.5% - 2.2%
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% - 1.8%
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
1.1% - 1.7%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.85% - 1.3%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.35% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.8%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.3% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.2%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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