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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Pore Cleansing Balm PHA (0."
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 (carbomer, hydrogenated lecithin, peg-20 glyceryl triisostearate, polysorbate 20, sorbeth-30 tetraoleate, sorbitan isostearate) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Pore Cleansing Balm PHA (0."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"The purifying formula melts impurities with meadowfoam oil and exfoliating polyhydroxy acids."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 33/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function. It can clog pores if used in high concentrations.
22% - 33%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
3.8% - 5.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
4.7% - 7.1%
Helps water and oil mix together
3.9% - 5.8%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
3.4% - 5.1%
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
2.6% - 3.9%
A preservative
1.1% - 1.7%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
1.4% - 2.2%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
1.2% - 1.8%
A relative of vitamin E (Tocopherol). It can have an anti-oxidant effect in skin and/or to stabilize the product fromulation. It could be irritating but most of the reported allergy and irritation cases appeared in one geographic location (Switzerland) in 1992, and might be due to the quality issues in manufacturing of a particular batch of the ingredient
1.1% - 1.7%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.95% - 1.4%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.85% - 1.25%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.6% - 1.4%
Plain old water
0.55% - 1.35%
0.55% - 1.3%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.55% - 1.25%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.5% - 1.15%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1.15%
An essential oil that is used as a fragrance and can be irritating. It might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.45% - 1.05%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.45% - 1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.5% - 1.15%
0.45% - 1.05%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.5% - 1.1%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.4% - 0.9%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 1%
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
0.4% - 0.95%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.45% - 1.05%
0.4% - 0.95%
Oxygen molecules that are abundant in normal air. In cosmetic formulas typically comes as a perfluorohexane oxygen emulsion. There is no evidence for benefits of the oxygen emulsion in topical creams, lotions or serums. There is a study available confirming a positive impact of oxygen therapy for skin wound healing, but it used an emulsion stored under high pressure using special equipment
0.4% - 0.95%
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 1.1%
Plain old water
0.4% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 1%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 1.1%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
0.4% - 0.9%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.4% - 0.95%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.4% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
0.4% - 0.95%
Derived from brown algae. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
0.45% - 1.05%
A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.2%
0.4% - 0.9%
Plain old water
0.4% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 1%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.4% - 0.95%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.45% - 1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.45% - 1.1%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture. The concentration of about 2% is effective for supporting the skin barrier and evening out the skin tone. Concentration of 4-6% is better for helping with acne and balancing the sebum production
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the product formulation
0.5% - 1.15%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.45% - 1.1%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.5% - 1.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 1.1%
Used to improve the product consistency
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 0.95%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1%
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.
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.95%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and provide a longer-lasting hydration. Can create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.95%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.95%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to help reduce dynamic wrinkles (for example, in the corners of the eyes or on the forehead)
0.4% - 0.95%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.95%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.95%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.4% - 0.95%
A plant extract that might contain a peptide (Myoxinol). It could be helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-aging effect, but the research is lacking and it is rarely used in a high enough concentration
0.4% - 0.95%
A plant extract that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
0.4% - 0.95%
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
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.95%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.45% - 1%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.45% - 1%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.95%
Long sugars that help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and preserve products
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.4% - 0.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.4% - 0.9%
Used as a fragrance. It can reduce skin pigmentation, but it is not safe to use for these purposes in high concentrations as use of raspberry ketone and its derivative is linked to causing loss of skin pigmentation in people (leukoderma)
0.35% - 0.85%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and creates a thicker product texture
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.75%
Used to thicken the product's texture
0.45% - 1.1%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in the formula
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.7%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.15% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.2% - 0.7%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.15% - 0.65%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.1% - 0.35%

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