Mecca Athletica - Skin Perfecting Body Wash

Mecca Athletica Skin Perfecting Body Wash

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • gluconolactone
  • glycolic acid
  • glycerin
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Skin Perfecting Body Wash"
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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 (decyl glucoside, lauryl glucoside, xanthan gum) 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: decyl glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Supercharged with a skin-smoothing blend of 8% AHAs and PHA plus Siberian Ginseng, this advanced body wash gently exfoliates built-up layers of dead skin, unclogs pores and targets bumps and breakouts."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (gluconolactone, glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Supercharged with a skin-smoothing blend of 8% AHAs and PHA plus Siberian Ginseng, this advanced body wash gently exfoliates built-up layers of dead skin, unclogs pores and targets bumps and breakouts."
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: gluconolactone, glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 5.7%
3.7% - 5.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
3.3% - 5%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.1% - 3.2%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
1.6% - 2.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.3% - 1.9%
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
1.1% - 1.7%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.9% - 1.3%
A plant extract that might have antioxidant properties
0.45% - 1%
0.45% - 1.05%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.3% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.3%
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% - 0.15%

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