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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Seaweed Cleansing Soap"
From product name
WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cetyl alcohol, glyceryl isostearate, peg-8 stearate, ppg-2 hydroxyethyl cocamide, sodium laureth sulfate, stearic acid, triethanolamine) 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: sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Key Benefits Oil-free Fresh, creamy face wash Combines daily cleansing with gentle exfoliation Removes light makeup, oil, and other surface impurities Tiny seaweed grains buff away dead skin cells and rejuvenate dull skin Leaves skin feeling soft, smooth, and nourished"
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
8% - 9.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
4.2% - 5.1%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
3.3% - 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
2.5% - 3%
Helps water and oil mix together
2% - 2.4%
1.7% - 2.1%
1.5% - 1.8%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
1.2% - 1.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1% - 1.2%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
1.2% - 1.4%
0.65% - 1%
0.65% - 0.95%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.65% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and provide a longer-lasting hydration. Can create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 0.8%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. Works by releasing formaldehyde. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.15%
A colorant (dye)
0.05% - 0.15%

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