GLOSSYBOX - Purifying Charcoal Cleanser

GLOSSYBOX Purifying Charcoal Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • orbignya oleifera seed oil
  • plukenetia volubilis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Purifying Charcoal Cleanser"
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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 (candelilla/jojoba/rice bran polyglyceryl-3 esters, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl olivate, coconut acid, glyceryl stearate, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sorbitan olivate, 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: sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Infused with biodegradable exfoliation beads to help dislodge and buff away dead skin cells, the face wash instantly transforms dull skin with a rejuvenated radiance."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
6.7% - 8.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 4.9%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
3.9% - 4.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.9% - 2.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
1.6% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
Help oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.95% - 1.15%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
0.65% - 1%
A plant oil that works as a good moisturizer by softening the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin and reducing blemishes due to the large content of linoleic acid
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant oil that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help restore skin's barrier function. Might have an anti-oxidant effect
0.45% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.6%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
0.55% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in calming down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.25%
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% - 0.2%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.1%

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