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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"I'll Take Manhattan Hand Wash"
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WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate) 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 betaine, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
11% - 14%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
6.2% - 7.5%
Used as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
4.3% - 5.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
2.3% - 2.8%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
2% - 2.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.6% - 1.9%
1.5% - 1.8%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin, but evidence is lacking
1.1% - 1.4%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.75% - 1.15%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.5% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to stabilize mixtures of oil and water, and create thicker, gel-like product textures
0.45% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen in cosmetics
0.00075% - 0.0015%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen
0.00075% - 0.0015%
Helps thicken the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%

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