Kiehl's - Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser

Kiehl's Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • glycerin
  • kaolin
  • silica
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating 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 (coco-betaine, coco-glucoside, sodium cocoyl glycinate) 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: coco-betaine, coco-glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"At the heart of the formula is a highly effective blend of Moroccan lava clay as well as plant-derived phytic acid and will help to unclog pore and remove dulling dead skin cells."
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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Age Defender Dual-Action Exfoliating Cleanser"
From product name
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
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
TBC
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
TBC
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
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Helps oil and water mix together
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Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Can be allergenic
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Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
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Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
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TBC
The ingredient is not recognized
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Helps absorb oil (for the time of application) and creates a thicker product consistency
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An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
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Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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Used to adjust the product's pH
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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A preservative
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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)
TBC
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
TBC
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
TBC
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Benefits for the skin are not clear
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Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
TBC
TBC
TBC
Helps water and oil mix together and softens the upper layer of the skin
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
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A preservative
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