Join the WIMJ community to get skincare help and use personalized tools
Get a skincare routine that works

Honest. Personalized. Free

We will ask you to log in & agree to our community guidelines.

Price comparison

We receive a small commission for purchases made through these links at no cost for you. Thank you for your support! Learn more

Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"This 1-minute, 1-step clarifying pad helps to keep blemish-prone skin balanced while soothing and reducing redness."
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, zinc pca

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid, salicylic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, zinc pca.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (superoxide dismutase) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A drying alcohol. Can increase skin's sensitivity and cause dryness and irritation
6.3% - 7.7%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
4.2% - 5.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.1% - 3.8%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.6% - 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% - 1.2%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiome)
1.1% - 1.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.9% - 1.15%
0.7% - 1.05%
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.45% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.4% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.25% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals
0.2% - 0.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.25% - 0.45%
An antioxidant enzyme that is naturally present in skin. It can help support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin. It is used in topical medications for inflammatory skin conditions including atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. There are three types of natural Superoxide Dismutase in human skin. The compound used in topical treatments and cosmetics are mimics of typically one of these natural variants
0.2% - 0.35%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.25%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.15%

Similar products & dupes

M-61 - PowerSpot Pad
Mizon - Acence Blemish Out Pink Spot
ACURE - Incredibly Clear Acne Spot
Philosophy - Clear Days Ahead Fast-Acting Salicylic Acid Acne Spot Treatment
Skin Script - Blemish Spot Treatment
Skinfix USA - Acne+ 2% BHA Spot Treatment
ZO Skin Health - Oil Control Pads Acne Treatment
Pevonia Botanica - Pevonia Spot Treatment
Yes to - Detoxifying Zit Zapping Dots
Dr. Jart+ - Teatreement Soothing Spot Corrector
First Aid Beauty - FAB Pharma White Clay Acne Treatment Pads 2% Salicylic Acid
Price
WIMJ similarity score
72%
71%
71%
69%
69%
68%
68%
64%
62%
62%
Key ingredients
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Irritancy
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Potential Irritants
All ingredients
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources