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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Formulated with gentle cleansers and moisturizing cream, Dove moisturizing Beauty Bar leaves skin instantly soft and smooth with lasting nourishment."
WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl betaine, lauric acid, sodium laurate, sodium lauroyl isethionate, sodium oleate, sodium stearate, stearic acid) 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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Beauty Bars Gentle Exfoliating"
From product name
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lauric acid
Has skin benefit
sodium oleate
Has skin benefit
sodium stearate
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
26% - 39%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
8% - 12%
Helps water and oil mix together. Has anti-bacterial properties that might be helpful in preventing blemishes
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and create a thicker product consistency
3.8% - 5.7%
Plain old water
2.3% - 3.5%
2% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.8%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
1.8% - 2.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.1% - 1.7%
1% - 1.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps stabilize the product
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to stabilize mixtures of oil and water, and create thicker, gel-like product textures
0.3% - 0.7%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
0.35% - 0.85%
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%
A colorant
0.05% - 0.2%

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Potential Irritants
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