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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • alanine
  • arginine
  • betaine
  • chlorella vulgaris extract
  • epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract
  • glutamic acid
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • hydrolyzed algin
  • lysine
  • oleanolic acid
  • proline
  • serine
  • sodium pca
  • threonine
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Foaming Gel Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (benzethonium chloride, carbomer, cocamidopropyl betaine, peg-60 almond glycerides, polysorbate 20, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, sodium coco-sulfate) 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.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: benzethonium chloride, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The air-whipped formula self-foams upon application to effectively remove makeup, excess oils and daily grime, with Salicylic Acid and Phytic Acid delivering a gentle exfoliating action to slough away dead skin cells and unclog pores."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This foaming cleanser, with gentle exfoliating acids, effectively lifts impurities, oil and makeup from the skin's surface to reveal a fresh and bright complexion."
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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.6% - 6.8%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
5.5% - 6.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
3.9% - 4.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.1% - 2.6%
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps to improve the product consistency
1.4% - 1.7%
1.2% - 1.5%
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)
0.7% - 1.05%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.85%
Derived from brown algae. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.4% - 0.65%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Dissolves other ingredients. It does not have additional skin benefits compared to plain water
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties
0.3% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
0.05% - 0.1%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
Might be helpful against blemishes, work as an anti-oxidant, reduce inflammation and improve skin's ability to hold on to moisture, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness when applied topically to human skin
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.35%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.2% - 0.4%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
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% - 0.35%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might contain antioxidants
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.25%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.1% - 0.2%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.05% - 0.1%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.15%

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