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How well does it work against blemishes? 1 review
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How stripping does it feel? 1 review
Squeaky clean feeling
Not stripping
How well does it remove makeup? 1 review
Doesn't remove makeup
Removes light makeup
Removes waterproof makeup
How would you describe the foam? 1 review
No foam
Light foam
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How would you describe the smell? 1 review
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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser"
From product name
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 (coco-betaine, hexylene glycol, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, 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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Effaclar Purifying Gel Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product contains ingredients (zinc pca) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
sodium laureth sulfate
Has skin benefit
peg-8
Has skin benefit
coco-betaine
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
10% - 15%
Used to create a nice product consistency
3.7% - 5.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Can be allergenic
3.8% - 5.7%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
1.8% - 2.7%
Used to stabilize mixtures of oil and water, and create thicker, gel-like product textures
1.4% - 2.2%
1.2% - 1.7%
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
0.9% - 1.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.5% - 1.15%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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