La Roche-Posay - Effaclar H Cleanser for Dry Skin

La Roche-Posay Effaclar H Cleanser for Dry Skin

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • niacinamide
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • zinc pca
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Effaclar H Cleanser for Dry Skin"
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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-glucoside, 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-glucoside, sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains niacinamide.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"LHA gently exfoliates skin providing keratolytic action to encourage skin cells renewal."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
5.6% - 8.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.7% - 5.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.7% - 4.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.1% - 3.1%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
1.7% - 2.6%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
1.2% - 1.8%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
1% - 1.5%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.2%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.45% - 1.05%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.75%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%

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