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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Restore PHA Facial Cleanser"
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, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, peg-150 distearate, peg-80 sorbitan laurate, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium laureth-13 carboxylate, triethanolamine) 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 laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Experience a gentle cleanse with the NeoStrata Restore Facial Cleanser , a soap-free face wash that delicately cleanses and exfoliates without drying or stripping the skin."
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: gluconolactone.

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
5.5% - 8.2%
3.9% - 5.9%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
2.5% - 3.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.3% - 2%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
1% - 1.5%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
1.1% - 1.6%
0.85% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.01% - 0.1%

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