Laura Mercier - Balancing Foaming Cleanser

Laura Mercier Balancing Foaming Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • phytosteryl macadamiate
  • porphyridium cruentum extract
  • tocopherol
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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"Balancing Foaming 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 (cocamidopropyl betaine, glyceryl stearate se, lauric acid, myristic acid, peg-60 glyceryl isostearate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, stearic acid) 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 methyl cocoyl taurate

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
peg-8
Has skin benefit
myristic acid
Has skin benefit
potassium hydroxide
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
8.2% - 10%
Used to create a nice product consistency
4.1% - 5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
3% - 3.7%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps water and oil mix together. Has anti-bacterial properties that might be helpful in preventing blemishes
1.7% - 2.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.5% - 1.8%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 0.95%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
0.6% - 0.85%
Dissolves other ingredients. It does not have additional skin benefits compared to plain water
0.5% - 0.75%
Sea water. Helps dissolve other ingredients in a product
0.5% - 0.75%
Dissolves other ingredients. It does not have additional skin benefits compared to plain water
0.5% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
A red algae extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have an antioxidant effect
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
0.6% - 0.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.25% - 0.45%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%

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