La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Dermatological Acne Treatment System 2-Month Supply

La Roche-Posay Effaclar Dermatological Acne Treatment System 2-Month Supply

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • benzoyl peroxide
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • benzoyl peroxide
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • capryloyl glycine
  • epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract
  • glycerin
  • ricinus communis seed oil
  • silica
  • tocopherol
  • zinc gluconate
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Effaclar Medicated Gel Cleanser (3."
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (capryloyl glycine, carbomer, coco-betaine, decyl glucoside, hexylene glycol, peg-150 pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, peg-6 caprylic/capric glycerides, 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, decyl glucoside, sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Effaclar Dermatological Acne Treatment System 2-Month Supply"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid. These ingredients 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, glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This skin care kit features a solution that exfoliates, unclogging your pores to clear away the bacteria responsible for whiteheads and blackheads."
WIMJ summary

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, glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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)
0.5%
Declared
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
25% - 38%
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
6.4% - 9.6%
A potent anti-bacterial ingredient that is effective against acne. Often leads to skin dryness and can be irritating
5.5%
Declared
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
3.7% - 5.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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)
0.5%
Declared
Plain old water
2.7% - 4.1%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
2.3% - 3.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.8% - 2.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.4% - 2.2%
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
1.1% - 1.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Can be allergenic
1.3% - 1.9%
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps dissolve other ingredients
0.3% - 0.75%
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
0.2% - 0.7%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.65%
0.2% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.55%
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)
0.5%
Declared
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.5%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.1% - 0.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together, preserve cosmetic products, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.5%
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.45%
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
0.1% - 0.45%
Plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function, but research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.1% - 0.35%
A potent anti-bacterial ingredient that is effective against acne. Often leads to skin dryness and can be irritating
5.5%
Declared
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.45%
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% - 0.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.1% - 0.45%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.1% - 0.45%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might contain antioxidants
0.1% - 0.35%

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