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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Low pH Good Morning 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 (cocamidopropyl betaine, polysorbate 20, sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate) 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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Perfect for morning use, this gel-based wash deeply cleanses the pores, clearing away grime and waste produced while sleeping."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Helps exfoliate dead skin cells, treats blemishes and minimize pores ."
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: betaine salicylate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
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

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
8.6% - 10.5%
Works as a cleansing agent
5.1% - 6.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
3.2% - 3.9%
2.3% - 2.8%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.3%
A product of yeast fermentation. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2%
A plant extract that might have antioxidant effect in skin
1.4% - 1.7%
1.1% - 1.4%
0.95% - 1.2%
A plant root extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might have an anti-inflammatory effect and could help neturalize free radicals in skin
0.65% - 1%
Used as a fragrance
0.6% - 0.85%
0.5% - 0.75%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Exfoliating acid, a "relative" of salicylic acid
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to dissolve other ingredients. Might be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.05%

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