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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"AC Clean Up Cleansing Foam"
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 (arachidic acid, cetearyl alcohol, coconut acid, glyceryl stearate, lauramidopropyl betaine, myristic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, stearic acid) 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: sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Prevent skin irritations and breakouts by balancing the pH value of your skin with ETUDE HOUSE AC Clean Up Cleansing Foam!"
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

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
4.4% - 5.4%
Helps water and oil mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
4.5% - 5.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.9% - 3.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.3% - 2.8%
2% - 2.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.5% - 1.9%
1.6% - 1.9%
1% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and used to stabilize product formulations
0.75% - 1.1%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.6% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
0.8% - 1.2%
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)
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps preserve the product formulation
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that one one hand, can contain compounds that can help calm down skin irritation, but, on the other hand, its other compounds (especially fragrant ones) can themselves be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. At the same time, it can weaken the skin's barrier enhancing penetration of other ingredients and increasing the risk of skin dryness
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant activity, but solid research is lacking. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.2%
An antioxidant that is typically derived from plant Centella Asiatica. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin and support skin barrier function. It could, however, itself be irritating. It is often unstable in formulations
0.05% - 0.15%

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