First Aid Beauty - FAB Pharma White Clay Acne Treatment Pads 2% Salicylic Acid

First Aid Beauty FAB Pharma White Clay Acne Treatment Pads 2% Salicylic Acid

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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
Key ingredients
  • salicylic acid
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • capryloyl glycine
  • epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract
  • glycerin
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What does the product description say?
"FAB Pharma White Clay Acne Treatment Pads 2% Salicylic Acid"
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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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.

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LOW
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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, sarcosine.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract, epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract) 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.

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
Helps water and oil mix together

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