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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"MenScience Advanced Face Tonic is recommended for oily and acne-prone skin, for daily cleansing, to repair and improve skin, and for acne treatment."
WIMJ summary for cleansing

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

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Advanced Acne Face Tonic"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product contains ingredients (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
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"MenScience Advanced Face Tonic is a powerful but gentle solution that clears the face of oily residues, build-up and dead skin cells, which can cause a dull appearance and clog pores."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.9% - 8.8%
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
3.9% - 5.9%
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% - 4.5%
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
2.4% - 3.6%
Helps adjust the product pH
1.8% - 2.7%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiome)
1.3% - 2%
Tea extract. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
1.1% - 1.6%
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.45% - 1.05%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.35%
0.05% - 0.15%

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