Facetheory - Pink Clay AHA Face Mask MK1 with Kaolin Clay and Pomegranate Unscented

Facetheory Pink Clay AHA Face Mask MK1 with Kaolin Clay and Pomegranate Unscented

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • lactic acid
  • panthenol
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • kaolin
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • punica granatum seed oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Organic argan and jojoba oils hydrate your skin while the clay draws out pore-blocking impurities."
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: sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"This microfine pink clay mask absorbs oil while its actives encourage skin cell exfoliation and renewal."
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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Organic argan and jojoba oils hydrate your skin while the clay draws out pore-blocking impurities."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: butyrospermum parkii butter, argania spinosa kernel oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
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IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
1.25% - 2.5%
Plain old water
12% - 17%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
5% - 7.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3% - 4.5%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.4% - 3.5%
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
2.1% - 3.1%
A clay mineral. Can absorb oil from the surface of the skin
1.5% - 2.3%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
1.3% - 2%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
1.1% - 1.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.9% - 1.35%
A preservative
0.55% - 1.25%
Used as a fragrance
0.45% - 1.05%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.45% - 1.05%
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.6%
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% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.1% - 0.35%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.1% - 0.4%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.05% - 0.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.15%

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