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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • zinc oxide
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Salicylic acid exfoliates the interior walls of pores to unclog and clear impurities, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores, while and zinc oxide aids the healing process to help prevent scarring."
WIMJ summary

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Salicylic acid exfoliates the interior walls of pores to unclog and clear impurities, reducing the appearance of enlarged pores, while and zinc oxide aids the healing process to help prevent scarring."
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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
isopropyl alcohol
does not have skin benefit
camphor
does not have skin benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A drying alcohol. Can increase skin's sensitivity and cause dryness and irritation
23% - 35%
Plain old water
9.3% - 13.9%
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
4.3% - 6.4%
2.7% - 4.1%
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% - 1.5%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.9% - 1.35%

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