Hanskin - Pore Cleansing Balm - BHA

Hanskin Pore Cleansing Balm - BHA

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • prunus armeniaca kernel oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • trihydroxystearin
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
33 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Pore Cleansing Balm ."
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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 (peg-10 isostearate, peg-20 glyceryl triisostearate) 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
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What does the product description say?
"Pore Cleansing Balm ."
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WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Beta hydroxy acids (BHA) such as salicylic acid help gently dissolve trapped sebum build-up, revealing pores that look smaller and more clear."
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
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
23% - 35%
5.5% - 8.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
4.6% - 6.9%
Helps water and oil mix together
3.5% - 5.3%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
2.9% - 4.4%
Used to thicken the product's texture
2.3% - 3.5%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in the formula
1.5% - 2.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
1.3% - 1.9%
1% - 1.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
0.9% - 1.35%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.55% - 1.25%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.45% - 1.05%
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%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.3% - 0.7%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.15% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.35% - 0.75%
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% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
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% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%

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