NEOSTRATA - Foaming Glycolic Wash AHA 20

NEOSTRATA Foaming Glycolic Wash AHA 20

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Cleansing
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactobionic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • lactobionic acid
  • arginine
  • glycerin
  • +3 more
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FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Foaming Glycolic Wash AHA 20"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

It contains the following cleansing agents that tend to be harsh on the skin: sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people cocamidopropyl betaine.

Keep in mind that cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash's extra-strength foaming cleanser is formulated with 18% glycolic acid and 2% lactobionic acid to gently exfoliate and unclog congested pores while stimulating cell renewal."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid, lactobionic 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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"NeoStrata Foaming Glycolic Wash's extra-strength foaming cleanser is formulated with 18% glycolic acid and 2% lactobionic acid to gently exfoliate and unclog congested pores while stimulating cell renewal."
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, lactobionic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
18%
Declared
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing a smoother, more even skin. PHAs tend to be gentler on the skin compared to AHAs (for example, glycolic acid). It also has hydrating properties and helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help calm down inflammation in skin and support restoration of the barrier function. It has an anti-oxidant effect as well. It can help reduce fine line, wrinkles and improve skin elasticity
2%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
18%
Declared
Used to create a nice product consistency
4.7% - 7.1%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
4.6% - 7%
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
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps adjust the product pH
2% - 2.9%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing a smoother, more even skin. PHAs tend to be gentler on the skin compared to AHAs (for example, glycolic acid). It also has hydrating properties and helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help calm down inflammation in skin and support restoration of the barrier function. It has an anti-oxidant effect as well. It can help reduce fine line, wrinkles and improve skin elasticity
2%
Declared
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
2% - 3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.2% - 1.8%
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
0.95% - 1.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 1.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.45% - 1.1%
0.45% - 1%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%

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