Lancôme - Gel Pure Focus Purifying Cleanser

Lancôme Gel Pure Focus Purifying Cleanser

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • bisabolol
  • capryloyl glycine
  • jojoba esters
  • sarcosine
  • silica
  • tocopherol
  • zinc gluconate
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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"Gel Pure Focus Purifying Cleanser"
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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 (capryloyl glycine, decyl glucoside, lauryl phosphate, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate) 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: decyl glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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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.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
decyl glucoside
Has skin benefit
alcohol denat.
does not have skin benefit
peg-8
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
8.3% - 10.1%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
4.5% - 5.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
3.3% - 4%
Used to create a nice product consistency
2.4% - 2.9%
1.9% - 2.4%
1.7% - 2%
A colorant adding a green color. Usually is not irritating
1.4% - 1.7%
A dye
1.1% - 1.4%
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
0.9% - 1.1%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.45% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps evenly disperse other ingredients in a formulation and create an even layer on the surface of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together, preserve cosmetic products, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to enhance the penetration of other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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