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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Detoxifying AHA/BHA Gel 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 (decyl glucoside, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate, sodium lauroyl lactylate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, 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: decyl glucoside, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Gently dissolves debris, unclogging pores and visibly reducing breakouts. . Glycolic Acid."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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, mandelic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Gently dissolves debris, unclogging pores and visibly reducing breakouts. . Glycolic Acid."
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: glycolic acid, mandelic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.5% - 8.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
4.4% - 6.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.7% - 4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2% - 3.1%
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%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
1.9% - 2.8%
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)
0.9% - 1.35%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
1% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
1.1% - 1.6%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.2%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and helps preserve the product formulation
0.2% - 0.8%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.15% - 0.5%
A "broth" with parts of dead cells of lactobacteria. Might be helpful supporting diverse microbiome in skin, but evidence is lacking
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.3%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.15%

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