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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Lychee Clean Vitamin C Foaming Face Cleanser with Vitamin C, Vitamin B5 Allantoin"
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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 (cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, sodium cocoamphoacetate, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate, sorbitan oleate decylglucoside crosspolymer, 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: cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
8% - 9.8%
Helps water and oil mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
5.2% - 6.3%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
4.4% - 5.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.4% - 2.9%
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% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Creates foam
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent
1% - 1.3%
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
0.65% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.65%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.4% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.25% - 0.5%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Used as a cleansing agent
0.35% - 0.6%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.25% - 0.45%
A fruit extract that might have some antioxidant properties and might help attract water to the skin, but evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.25%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
An aromatic irritating plant extract that can cause photosensitivity in skin
0.1% - 0.15%
0.1% - 0.15%
An essential oil that is used as a fragrance and can be irritating. It might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.05% - 0.1%

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