Dermalogica - Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Skin Resurfacing 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 (cocamidopropyl betaine, glycol distearate, hexylene glycol, ppg-2 hydroxyethyl cocamide, sodium laureth sulfate) 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, sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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: lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
10% - 13%
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)
3.9% - 4.8%
2.8% - 3.5%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
3.2% - 3.9%
2% - 2.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.7% - 2%
Aromatic plant oil used in cosmetics as a fragrance. A likely irritant
1.4% - 1.7%
1.2% - 1.4%
An essential oil. Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and sensitizing
0.9% - 1.1%
Flower oil that is used as a fragrance
0.7% - 1.05%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.6% - 0.9%
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.5% - 0.8%
A very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.45% - 0.7%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
A fragrant plant oil. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.3% - 0.5%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.35% - 0.65%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
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% - 0.2%

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