Deep Action - Superdrug Deep Action Targeted Spot Treatment

Deep Action Superdrug Deep Action Targeted Spot Treatment

Something wrong? Edit here
Can it work? Irritants Ingredient concentrations Sources Similar products Q&A Where to buy
WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • bisabolol
  • epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract
  • glycerin
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Wish list
Compare

Where to buy?

In stock £29.99
BUY
Price as of 11/23/2021 2:46 GMT. More info
Links might be affiliated. Read disclaimer

Formula review

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Superdrug Deep Action Targeted Spot Treatment"
From product name
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
LOW
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Deep Action Targeted Spot Treatment is designed to quickly target spots and blemishes by reducing the appearance and redness of the spot by deeply exfoliating and clearing the effected pores."
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
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
2%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
10% - 13%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5.7% - 7%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.5% - 4.2%
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)
2%
Declared
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
2.5% - 3.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.2% - 2.7%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
2.1% - 2.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.6% - 2%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
1.4% - 1.7%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
1.1% - 1.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
0.7% - 1.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.65% - 0.95%
A plant extract that might contain antioxidants
0.6% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.55% - 0.85%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.4% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%

Similar products & dupes

Loading...
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources