Dr. Botanicals - Coffee Superfood Renewing Facial Exfoliator

Dr. Botanicals Coffee Superfood Renewing Facial Exfoliator

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • acacia decurrens/jojoba/sunflower seed wax polyglyceryl-3 esters
  • arginine
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • kaolin
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • tocopherol
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
25 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"It helps to uplift stubborn impurities from the pores, supporting a fresh glow."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Coffee Superfood Renewing Facial Exfoliator"
From product name
WIMJ summary

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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with natural exfoliant Walnut Shell Powder, the formula gently buffs away dead skin cells whilst Coffee Oil concentrated from the green coffee bean plant delivers a potent dose of antioxidants and fatty acids that helps to nourish, hydrate and protect your complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. 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. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.1% - 7.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.5% - 5.3%
2.8% - 4.2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.1% - 3.1%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
1.7% - 2.6%
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
1.5% - 2.3%
An emollient that softens the skin
1.3% - 1.9%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
1% - 1.5%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.9% - 1.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.5% - 1.2%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.45% - 1.05%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.15% - 0.55%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
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)
0.05% - 0.3%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.01% - 0.1%

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