Cowshed - SkinCeuticals Glycolic Cleanser

Cowshed SkinCeuticals Glycolic Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • glycerin
  • tocopherol
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"SkinCeuticals Glycolic 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 (coco-glucoside, coconut acid, 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: coco-glucoside, 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?
"Formulated with a high concentration of glycolic acid demonstrated by a free acid value of 8%, Glycolic Renewal Cleanser dissolves cellular cohesions in skin's uppermost layer and promotes cellular turnover."
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
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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
4.6% - 6.9%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
4.5% - 6.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2.5% - 3.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
2% - 3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.7% - 2.6%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
1.6% - 2.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.2% - 1.8%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.95% - 1.45%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.55% - 1.3%
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
0.45% - 1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.15% - 0.7%
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.7%
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)
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.4%
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.01% - 0.05%

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