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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Skin Active Exfoliating 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 (decyl glucoside, polysorbate 20, 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: decyl glucoside, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"over and remove debris from pores, enhancing skin texture and clarity."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product contains ingredients (gluconolactone, maltobionic 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
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Skin Active Exfoliating Wash"
From product name
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, maltobionic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 83/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
gluconolactone
Has skin benefit
peg-8
Has skin benefit
decyl glucoside
Has skin benefit

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
4.9% - 7.4%
Used to create a nice product consistency
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
3.3% - 5%
A type of silicone that can help create nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin
2% - 2.9%
Helps adjust the product pH
1.6% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
1.5% - 2.3%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is genter than AHAs. In addition, it helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Might help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
1.2% - 1.8%
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
1% - 1.5%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.9% - 1.35%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.45% - 1.1%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to reduce inflammation
0.35% - 0.8%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, including inflamed acne. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance. Smells similar to jasmine
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.15%

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