Deep Action - Superdrug Deep Action Cleansing Soap Bar

Deep Action Superdrug Deep Action Cleansing Soap Bar

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • glycerin
  • titanium dioxide
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Superdrug Deep Action Cleansing Soap Bar"
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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 (sodium palm kernelate, sodium palmate) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Features Deep Action spot clearing bar has been formulated with the maximum permitted concentration of salicylic acid, which is scientifically proven to unclog poresand eliminatespot causing bateria to help preventbreakouts."
WIMJ summary

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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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: salicylic acid.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
sodium palmate
Has skin benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
parfum
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Works as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
25% - 38%
9.5% - 14.2%
Plain old water
4.7% - 7.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.2% - 4.8%
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)
1.2% - 1.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.9% - 1.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1.1%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.5%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.25%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.1% - 0.45%

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