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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Dynamic Resurfacing Facial 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 (cocamidopropyl betaine, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, glyceryl stearate, glycol distearate, hydrogenated castor oil, lauryl alcohol, polysorbate 20, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, stearyl alcohol, 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, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"The Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Wash is an enzyme gel cleanser for congested skin."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product might help exfoliate the skin with papain, but This ingredient is not the most effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
9.8% - 11.9%
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% - 4.8%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
4.3% - 5.2%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
0.65% - 0.95%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in calming down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
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.
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.1% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.15%

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