Kiehl's - Kiehl's Blue Herbal Blemish Cleanser Treatment

Kiehl's Kiehl's Blue Herbal Blemish Cleanser Treatment

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • glycerin
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • sodium 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?
"Kiehl's Blue Herbal Blemish Cleanser Treatment"
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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, coconut acid, hydrogenated coconut acid, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, xanthan gum) 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, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

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

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
8.8% - 10.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
4.1% - 5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
3.2% - 3.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.4% - 3%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Can be allergenic
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps water and oil mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
1.8% - 2.2%
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% - 1.2%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.95% - 1.15%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
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
0.6% - 0.85%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.6% - 0.9%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
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 can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.15% - 0.3%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.15%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.05%

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