Glycolix 15% Cleansing Pads

Glycolix - 15% Cleansing Pads
Effectiveness
Efficacy
76 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
76 /100
Can work for:
  • Exfoliation
  • Cleansing
  • Anti-blemish
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"15% Cleansing Pads"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

Keep in mind that cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"It gently sweeps pores free of dulling residue and debris for a fresher, calmer, and clearer complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Infused with Glycolic Acid to exfoliate and gently lift away dead skin cells, the makeup remover pads also contain Witch Hazel to discourage oiliness and reduce the appearance of pores, and Menthol for an invigorating glow."
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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
Helps adjust the product pH

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