KORA Organics - 3 Step System - Oily/Combination

KORA Organics 3 Step System - Oily/Combination

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • lactic acid
  • beta-sitosterol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl palmitate
  • glucose
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • sodium pca
  • squalene
  • tocopherol
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Foaming Cleanser (100ml) A soap-free cleanser formulated to naturally and deeply cleanse your skin."
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people coco-glucoside, decyl glucoside, glyceryl oleate.

Keep in mind that cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
24% - 35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.7% - 5.6%
Plain old water
3.7% - 5.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.5% - 3.7%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
2% - 3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.5% - 2.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.9% - 1.35%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.7%
0.35% - 0.85%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.45%
Contains essential oil. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
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
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
0.1% - 0.45%
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.35%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.05% - 0.3%
A phytosterol that can support skin's barrier function and help the skin stay hydrated
0.1% - 0.3%
An oil that is naturally part of skin sebum that helps to soften its upper layer, reduce water loss and neutralize free radicals. It might be comedogenic. Avoid applying large concentrations (or pure oil) before sun exposure as oxidized squalene can clog pores and lead to skin irritation. Today squalene is mostly derived from vegetable oils or synthetized by yeast
0.1% - 0.3%
A mineral. It does not have any confirmed benefit for the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.05% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.05% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.1% - 0.3%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.05% - 0.25%
Plain old water
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.2%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.1% - 0.35%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.2%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its effectiveness is lacking
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.25%
Used as a fragrance
0.05% - 0.15%
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
0.05% - 0.25%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
Used as a fragrance
0.05% - 0.25%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.05% - 0.25%
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
0.05% - 0.2%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.05% - 0.2%
A mineral. It does not have any confirmed benefit for the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.05% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.1% - 0.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and is used to improve product texture and stability
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil mix together and stabilize the product formulation
0.05% - 0.3%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.05% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.35%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.05% - 0.25%
A plant oil that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps thicken the product formula and create a nice product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
An oil that is naturally part of skin sebum that helps to soften its upper layer, reduce water loss and neutralize free radicals. It might be comedogenic. Avoid applying large concentrations (or pure oil) before sun exposure as oxidized squalene can clog pores and lead to skin irritation. Today squalene is mostly derived from vegetable oils or synthetized by yeast
0.1% - 0.45%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
Essential oil that can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.1% - 0.3%
Contains essential oil. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.1% - 0.35%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
A phytosterol that can support skin's barrier function and help the skin stay hydrated
0.1% - 0.45%
A mineral. It does not have any confirmed benefit for the skin
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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