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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Resurface & Glow Advanced Face Wash"
From product name
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 (cetyl alcohol, cocamidopropyl betaine, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, sodium cocoyl isethionate, stearic acid, xanthan gum) 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?
"physical and enzymatic."
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
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps water and oil mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
9.2% - 11.3%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
4.1% - 5.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
2.8% - 3.4%
A type of volcanic glass. Absorbs moisture and can temporarily mattify the skin
2.2% - 2.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
2% - 2.5%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
1% - 1.3%
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
0.75% - 1.1%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.6% - 0.9%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.7%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.4% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.6%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.25% - 0.5%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and may help reduce inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A non-living ingredient made by fermentation with the bacteria Lactobacillus. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help reduce inflammation
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.25% - 0.5%
An anti-oxidant. It might be able to neutralize free radicals in skin. The manufacturer claims that it is able to stimulate synthesis of hyaluronic acid in skin, but there is no evidence of effectiveness of this ingredient so far
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.05%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.01% - 0.05%

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