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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Blemish Control Clarifying Cream Cleanser"
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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 (cetyl alcohol, cocamidopropyl betaine, cocamidopropyl dimethylamine, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, glyceryl stearate, glycol distearate, peg-100 stearate, peg-150 distearate, polysorbate 80, sodium cocoyl isethionate, steareth-4) 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, cocamidopropyl dimethylamine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Blemish Control Clarifying Cream Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol, salicylic acid. These ingredients 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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: retinol, salicylic acid.

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
7.4% - 9.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 4.9%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
2.6% - 3.1%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps water and oil mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
1.5% - 1.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1% - 1.3%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.8% - 1.2%
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)
0.55% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
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.
0.5% - 0.75%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.5% - 0.8%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.3% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might help calm down inflammation in skin but evidence of effectiveness is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.5%
A phytosterol that can support skin's barrier function and help the skin stay hydrated
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can work as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps improve the product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a uniform product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.15%

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