Dermalogica - Active Clearing Skin Wash

Dermalogica Active Clearing Skin Wash

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • algae extract
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • sodium pca
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Active Clearing Skin Wash"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people cocamidopropyl betaine.

Keep in mind that 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
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Active Clearing Skin Wash"
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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
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"Salicylic acid promotes the natural exfoliation of dead skin cells which may clog pores and lead to blemishes."
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
HIGH
does not meet 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)
0.5%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
8.7% - 10.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
4.5% - 5.5%
Works as a cleansing agent
3.4% - 4.2%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
2.4% - 2.9%
1.9% - 2.4%
Plant extract that might contain antioxidants, have antibacterial effect and help reduce inflammation, but solid evidence is lacking. Can be irritating
1.5% - 1.9%
1.3% - 1.6%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
1.1% - 1.3%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.75% - 1.1%
0.75% - 1.1%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.65% - 1%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.6% - 0.95%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.6% - 0.9%
Plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function, but research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.55% - 0.85%
Plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.55% - 0.8%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.5% - 0.75%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.55% - 0.85%
0.45% - 0.7%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.45% - 0.65%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.4% - 0.6%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.4% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
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)
0.5%
Declared
Plain old water
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
1% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.45% - 0.7%
Works as a cleansing agent
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.65%
Plant extract that might contain antioxidants, have antibacterial effect and help reduce inflammation, but solid evidence is lacking. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.65%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
0.5% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.45% - 0.65%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.4% - 0.65%
Plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function, but research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.4% - 0.6%
Plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.65%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.6%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.4% - 0.6%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.5% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.4% - 0.6%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.35% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%

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