Glycolix, Topix - Glycolix 5% Gentle Facial Cleanser

Glycolix, Topix Glycolix 5% Gentle Facial Cleanser

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"Glycolix 5% Gentle Facial Cleanser"
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This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, peg-150 distearate, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate) 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 laureth sulfate

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
The ingredient is not recognized
Plain old water
Helps oil and water mix together
25% - 38%
9.5% - 14.2%
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
3.9% - 5.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
2.9% - 4.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.8%
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.
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps adjust the product pH
1.3% - 1.9%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.9% - 1.35%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.55% - 1.3%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.45% - 1.05%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.35% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. Works by releasing formaldehyde. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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