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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Power Cleansing Cloths"
From product name
WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people decyl glucoside.

Keep in mind that cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"These pore refining cleansing cloths remove impurities, pollution and makeup while helping to resurface and clarify the skin."
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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
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, salicylic acid.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Anti-blemish
Cleansing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together
5.2% - 6.3%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.8% - 4.6%
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
3% - 3.7%
Used to adjust the product's pH
2.3% - 2.8%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
1.7% - 2.1%
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)
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.4% - 1.7%
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
1.1% - 1.4%
A plant extract that might contain salicylic acid
0.95% - 1.15%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.65% - 1%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant extract that one one hand, can contain compounds that can help calm down skin irritation, but, on the other hand, its other compounds (especially fragrant ones) can themselves be irritating
0.5% - 0.7%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.45% - 0.7%
Essential oil that can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Yeast extract that contains zinc. Can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Evidence of effectiveness for other benefits is missing
0.3% - 0.6%
Yeast extract that contains magnesium. Can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Evidence of effectiveness for other benefits is missing
0.3% - 0.6%
Yeast extract that contains copper. Can help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help in skin wound healing
0.3% - 0.55%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.01% - 0.05%

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