MenScience - Advanced Acne Pads 50 pads

MenScience Advanced Acne Pads 50 pads

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • panthenol
  • urea
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • camellia oleifera leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • phospholipids
  • tocopherol
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"These convenient maximum strength acne treatment MenScience Advanced Acne Pads utilise antibacterial, exfoliating and healing ingredients to thoroughly cleanse skin of dirt, oils and acne-causing bacteria."
WIMJ summary

This product does not seem to contain cleansing agents and might not be able to remove dirt and oil efficiently.

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"Advanced Acne Pads 50 pads"
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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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid, retinyl palmitate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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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: glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
2%
Declared
A drying alcohol. Mainly used to dissolve other ingredients. Can increase the irritation potential of the formula
26% - 39%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
5.9% - 8.8%
Plain old water
3.8% - 5.7%
Helps to improve the product consistency
2.7% - 4.1%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
2.4% - 3.6%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
1.9% - 2.8%
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
1.6% - 2.5%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
1.4% - 2.1%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation, even though it is not usually used in sufficient concentration in cosmetics
1.2% - 1.8%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
1% - 1.5%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.85% - 1.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.85% - 1.25%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.55% - 1.3%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.5% - 1.15%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.5% - 1.2%
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% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.45% - 1.1%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.45% - 1%
0.35% - 0.8%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.35% - 0.8%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.8%
0.2% - 0.75%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative that releases formaldehyde and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%

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