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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Clarifique Pore Refining Cleansing Foam"
From product name
WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product does not seem to contain cleansing agents and might not be able to remove dirt and oil efficiently.

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Clarifique Pore Refining Cleansing Foam"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid) 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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-blemish
Cleansing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 25/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
8.3% - 10.1%
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
4.4% - 5.4%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
2.5% - 3.1%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
1.9% - 2.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.7% - 2%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
1.2% - 1.5%
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
0.95% - 1.15%
Yeast extract. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.55% - 0.85%
0.5% - 0.7%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.4% - 0.65%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.65%
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)
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to add a nice rose smell to the product. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.2%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.15% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.1%

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