Medik8 Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
35 /100
Can work for:
  • Cleansing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Exfoliation
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What does the product description say?
"Lipid-Balance Cleansing Oil"
From product name
WIMJ summary

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

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
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"Incredibly gentle, the formula works to dissolve dirt and impurities without stripping the skin for a softer, fresher surface."
WIMJ summary

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.

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
Helps water and oil mix together

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