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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"ExfoliKate Cleanser Daily Foaming Wash by Kate Somerville"
From product name
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 (lauramidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoyl glycinate, stearic acid) 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
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WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
7.7% - 9.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
5.1% - 6.2%
4.3% - 5.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3%
Helps oil and water mix together and used to stabilize product formulations
2% - 2.4%
1.7% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
1.5% - 1.8%
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
1% - 1.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.75% - 1.1%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.65% - 1%
0.6% - 0.9%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.8%
0.55% - 0.85%
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
0.5% - 0.8%
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)
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.5% - 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
0.4% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.6%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.35% - 0.65%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.3% - 0.55%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.15%

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