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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Correspondence Balancing Cleansing Gel"
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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 (cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, olive oil peg-7 esters, sodium cocoyl glycinate) 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: cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside

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

How honest is this product?

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

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
3.9% - 5.9%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
3.7% - 5.6%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
3.9% - 5.8%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
2.2% - 3.3%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
1.7% - 2.6%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
1.4% - 2.1%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
1.3% - 1.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.55% - 1.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.45% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.05%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.2% - 0.8%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but evidence for effectiveness in skin is missing
0.15% - 0.55%
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 preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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