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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"BIOTEC Skin Energising Cleanser"
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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, lauryl glucoside, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, 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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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
4.5% - 5.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
5.7% - 7%
Helps oil and water mix together
3.7% - 4.5%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
3.1% - 3.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.8% - 2.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps reduce the irritating effect of surfactants
1.4% - 1.7%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.9% - 1.1%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.55% - 0.85%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
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)
0.4% - 0.65%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance
0.35% - 0.65%
A grain extract. It might contain compounds that help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant oil that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.45%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.15% - 0.3%
Can temporarily tighten the skin right after application of the product. The effect will be short-lived. Helps improve the product considtency
0.15% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%

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