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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Face The Cleansing Gel"
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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 hydroxysultaine, coco-betaine, hexylene glycol, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, sodium laureth sulfate) 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, sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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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%
Used as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
7.8% - 9.5%
5.3% - 6.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Can be allergenic
4.3% - 5.2%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
2.7% - 3.2%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
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
1.6% - 2%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
1.4% - 1.7%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
1.3% - 1.6%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
1% - 1.2%
Might help soften the upper layer of the skin and help thicken the product formulation. It might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.65% - 1%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps thicken the product texture
0.65% - 1%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.45% - 0.65%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.45% - 0.7%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.35% - 0.6%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to preserve the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
A form of vitamin B3. It is similar in action to niacinamide, but is more likely to cause red flashes in skin as the side effect
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps regulate the product pH
0.4% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%
Help to stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen in cosmetics
0.00075% - 0.0015%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen
0.00075% - 0.0015%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.1% - 0.15%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.15%

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