WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • moringa pterygosperma seed extract
  • retinyl palmitate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • saccharomyces ferment filtrate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • zinc pca
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Alpha and beta hydroxy acids help minimize the appearance of pores by gently exfoliating skin to remove pore buildup."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: zinc pca

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Alpha and beta hydroxy acids help minimize the appearance of pores by gently exfoliating skin to remove pore buildup."
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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Revitalise your complexion with Jack Black Oil-Control Toner ; a lightweight, alcohol-free formula that helps to minimise excess oil and unwanted shine, without stripping moisture."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, saccharomyces ferment filtrate.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
4.6% - 6.9%
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
3.5% - 5.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.4% - 3.7%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2% - 3.1%
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)
1.7% - 2.5%
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)
1.1% - 1.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.3% - 1.9%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
1% - 1.5%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.6% - 1.4%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
Might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1%
0.35% - 0.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A product of yeast fermentation. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a preservative
0.2% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
An essential oil that is used as a fragrance and can be irritating. It might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.15% - 0.65%
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
0.2% - 0.75%
A plant extract that one one hand, can contain compounds that can help calm down skin irritation, but, on the other hand, its other compounds (especially fragrant ones) can themselves be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.1% - 0.5%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.1% - 0.45%
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.
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.1% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.1% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.25%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%

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