Goldfaden MD - Detox Clarifying Facial Wash

Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • centella asiatica extract
  • glycerin
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Detox Clarifying Facial Wash"
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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 (decyl glucoside, glyceryl caprylate, sodium cocoamphoacetate, 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: decyl glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Goldfaden MD Detox Clarifying Facial Wash A power-packed foaming cleanser specially designed for problematic skin, Goldfaden MD’s Detox Clarifying Facial Wash penetrates deep into pores to remove even the most stubborn dirt and oil."
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
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LOW
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"Exfoliating and rejuventating, the formula features two alpha hydroxy acids – lactic and glycolic – which work to dissolve excess oil and dead cells that build up inside pores and create dullness and blemishes."
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, lactic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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% - 6.6%
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
3.7% - 5.5%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
2.7% - 4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Creates foam
2.3% - 3.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.7% - 2.5%
1.3% - 2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.1% - 1.7%
1% - 1.6%
A plant extract that can have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.85% - 1.25%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.4% - 0.95%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
0.4% - 0.95%
0.35% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.2% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.15%

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