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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"AC Clean Up Facial Fluid"
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 (caprylyl/capryl glucoside, carbomer, cetearyl alcohol, diphenyl dimethicone, glyceryl stearate, polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, sorbitan oleate) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"This non-sticky gel-type lotion is powered by Salicylic Acid, Tea Tree Leaf Water, and Tea Tree Oil to heal acne-prone skin by providing anti-bacterial properties to the skin to prevent skin irritations and blemishes."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
4.5% - 6.7%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.5% - 5.3%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
2.8% - 4.1%
Helps water and oil mix together
2% - 3%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture. The concentration of about 2% is effective for supporting the skin barrier and evening out the skin tone. Concentration of 4-6% is better for helping with acne and balancing the sebum production
1.7% - 2.5%
A preservative
0.55% - 1.25%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
1.3% - 1.9%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.1% - 1.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.95% - 1.4%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.45% - 1.05%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to improve the product consistency
0.3% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 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
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.55%
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% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
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
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.15%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.05% - 0.15%
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
0.05% - 0.15%

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