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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Cleanse Oily-Congested Skin"
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 (cocamidopropyl betaine, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate) 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: cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Powered by salicylic acid and tea tree oil, this daily cleanser rids pores of acne-causing bacteria, while peppermint oil creates a tingling sensation."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

In addition, this product contains niacinamide. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"promote exfoliation to clear pores of the bacteria that leads to acneLilac Stem Cell."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
25% - 38%
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
6.7% - 10%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
4.8% - 7.2%
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)
1.25% - 2.5%
Plain old water
2.4% - 3.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
2.1% - 3.2%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
1.6% - 2.4%
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%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
1.6% - 2.5%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.9% - 1.35%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.8% - 1.25%
0.45% - 1.1%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.95%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.4% - 0.95%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.35% - 0.85%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
0.4% - 0.95%
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)
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.7%
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
0.2% - 0.8%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.3% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.75%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.75%
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen
0.00075% - 0.0015%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen in cosmetics
0.00075% - 0.0015%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.3%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.25%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.05% - 0.25%

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