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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • anhydroxylitol
  • glucose
  • mandelic acid
  • sarcosine
  • xylitylglucoside
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"The duo of mandelic and salicylic acid exfoliates both the surface of the skin as well as inside the pores, it’s both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory."
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: mandelic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: mandelic acid, salicylic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The duo of mandelic and salicylic acid exfoliates both the surface of the skin as well as inside the pores, it’s both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory."
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: mandelic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": anhydroxylitol, 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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
5.2% - 7.8%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
4.1% - 6.1%
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)
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps to enhance the penetration of other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.9% - 1.35%
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
0.55% - 1.25%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.4% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.15%

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