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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Acne Body Wash"
From product name
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, peg-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate) 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, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Acne Body Wash"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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.

In addition, this product contains chitosan. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

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
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"This triple-action body wash features fine-grained date seed powder, salicylic acid and triclosan to exfoliate, deep clean pores and prevent future breakouts."
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, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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How honest is this product?

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

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)
1%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
8.8% - 10.8%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
5.6% - 6.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.3% - 4%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
3.3% - 4.1%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
2.3% - 2.8%
1.7% - 2.1%
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
1.4% - 1.7%
1.2% - 1.5%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.2%
0.7% - 1.1%
Could be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, evening out the skin tone and neutralizing free radicals, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness
0.6% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
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% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation, even though it is not usually used in sufficient concentration in cosmetics
0.45% - 0.7%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.45% - 0.65%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.4% - 0.6%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.35% - 0.65%
Inhibits acne-causing bacteria on the surface of the skin. Can help to reduce inflammation caused by bacteria. Helps neutralize free radicals in skin. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oils and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
Is used to dissolve other ingredients and create nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps evenly disperse other ingredients in a formulation and create an even layer on the surface of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
A colorant (dye)
0.15% - 0.25%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.1% - 0.15%

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