Cinch Skin - Cleanse + Glow Micellar Water

Cinch Skin Cleanse + Glow Micellar Water

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • benzophenone-4
  • glycerin
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Cleanse + Glow Micellar Water"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

Keep in mind that 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
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"A couple of our favourite acids (Lactic and Glycolic) also make an appearance here to help gently remove dead skin cells and make way for fresh, new glowing ones."
WIMJ summary

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.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
benzophenone-4
Has skin benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
5.5% - 8.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.4% - 5.1%
Sulisobenzone. A UV filter. Is typically used to improve the product stability under exposure to UV light. It is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It can be used is larger concentrations as a sun protection ingredient for the skin, but can be irritating
3.1% - 4.6%
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)
1.9% - 2.9%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.2% - 1.8%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.05% - 0.25%

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