Facetheory - Clarifying Cleanser C2 Pro with Quillaja Saponins, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid Mandarin

Facetheory Clarifying Cleanser C2 Pro with Quillaja Saponins, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid Mandarin

PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
Key ingredients
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
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What does the product description say?
"Clarifying Cleanser C2 Pro with Quillaja Saponins, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid Mandarin"
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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 (cetyl alcohol, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl stearate, quillaja saponaria bark extract) 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
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What does the product description say?
"Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid and exfoliates by penetrating deep into the pore."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Salicylic acid is a beta hydroxy acid and exfoliates by penetrating deep into the pore."
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, salicylic acid.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

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)
Plain old water
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin

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