cleen beauty - PHA Foaming Face Cleanser

cleen beauty PHA Foaming Face Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • gluconolactone
  • glycerin
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"PHA Foaming Face Cleanser"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (caprylyl/capryl glucoside, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate) 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: cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"It is formulated with PHA, which is a gentle acid that exfoliates the skin by removing dead skin and impurities."
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: gluconolactone.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
4.3% - 6.5%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
4.9% - 7.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Creates foam
1.8% - 2.7%
Dissolves other ingredients. It does not have additional skin benefits compared to plain water
1.3% - 2%
1.1% - 1.7%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.6% - 1.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.6% - 1.35%
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
0.55% - 1.3%
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
0.3% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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