Facetheory - Clarifying Cleanser C2 with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid Mandarin Glass Jar

Facetheory Clarifying Cleanser C2 with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid Mandarin Glass Jar

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 with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid Mandarin Glass Jar"
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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, cocamidopropyl dimethylamine, glyceryl stearate, 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 dimethylamine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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"Clarifying Cleanser C2 with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid Mandarin Glass Jar"
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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
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MEDIUM
meets threshold
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"Clarifying Cleanser C2 with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Lactic Acid Mandarin Glass Jar"
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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)
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An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid

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