Kiehl's - s Breakout Control Blemish Treatment Facial Lotion

Kiehl's s Breakout Control Blemish Treatment Facial Lotion

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • niacinamide
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • cetyl alcohol
  • zinc pca
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"s Breakout Control Blemish Treatment Facial Lotion"
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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.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains niacinamide.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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"Calms and soothes skin, while evening skin tone, for a clear complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: niacinamide, salicylic acid

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: capryloyl salicylic acid.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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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: capryloyl salicylic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": zinc pca, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: niacinamide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
1.25% - 2.5%
Plain old water
13% - 19%
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
5.2% - 7.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.5% - 5.3%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
2.4% - 3.6%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
1.6% - 2.4%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.1% - 1.6%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.95% - 1.45%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.95% - 1.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.5% - 1.15%
0.45% - 1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.3% - 0.75%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.15% - 0.55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation while softening the upper layer of the skin. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together. Might help suppress growth of acne-triggering bacteria in skin
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%

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