Dr Dennis Gross - Skincare Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel

Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • potassium azeloyl diglycinate
  • bisabolol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed soy protein
  • mandelic acid
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • +8 more
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FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Skincare Alpha Beta Pore Perfecting Cleansing Gel"
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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 hydroxysultaine, glycereth-7 caprylate/caprate, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, polyglyceryl-3 laurate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium lauroyl methyl isethionate) 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: peg-7 glyceryl cocoate

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What does the product description say?
"Willow Bark, Farnesol and Barosma Betullina wash away bacteria and decongest clogged pores, whilst Snow Ear Mushroom deeply hydrates the skin, maintaining its natural moisture balance."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains potassium azeloyl diglycinate.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid, mandelic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Purify skin with the Daily Cleansing Gel from the Alpha Beta® range from Dr Dennis Gross Skincare ; a gentle formula fuelled by hydroxy acids (derived from foods like sugar, apples and almonds) that exfoliates and tones the skin, effectively removing makeup and dirt without stripping natural oils from the complexion."
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: glycolic acid, mandelic acid.

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.8% - 5.9%
Works as a cleansing agent
4.8% - 5.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3% - 3.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Creates foam
2.5% - 3.1%
Used as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
2.3% - 2.8%
1.5% - 1.9%
1.3% - 1.6%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
1.1% - 1.3%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.9% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 1%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
0.55% - 0.85%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.45% - 0.65%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.45% - 0.65%
A derivative of azelaic acid. It is obtained by reacting the chloride of azelaic acid with two molecules of glycine (an amino acid) and potassium hydroxide. It is less studied than azelaic acid, but the available research suggests that it also can be effective in reducing skin redness, hyperpigmentation and blemishes. There are claims that it is more bio-available and more effective than azelaic acid, but no comparison study is available. Potassium azeloyl diglycinate is better soluble in water compared with azelaic acid. Because of this property, products with potassium azeloyl digclycinate can have a nicer texture
0.4% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.4% - 0.6%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A mushroom extract that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
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%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and skin lightening properties, but solid evidence is missing
0.25% - 0.45%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
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% - 0.45%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%

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