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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Ideal for blemish-prone, oily skin types, this cleansing bar is crafted with activated bamboo charcoal to draw daily dirt build-up and impurities from deep within your pores."
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 (sodium cocoate) 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
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"The charcoal face soap is gentle enough to be used on the face and body, working to balance complexions as it lifts away toxins for a more refined texture and unified appearance."
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.

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Works as a cleansing agent
25% - 38%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
7.5% - 11.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
4.5% - 6.8%
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
3% - 4.5%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
1.4% - 2.1%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.35% - 0.85%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.2% - 0.8%

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