Neutrogena® Blackhead Eliminating Facial Scrub

Neutrogena® - Blackhead Eliminating Facial Scrub
Effectiveness
Efficacy
97 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
97 /100
Can work for:
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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What does the product description say?
"Blackhead Eliminating Facial Scrub"
From product name
WIMJ summary

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.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Blackhead Eliminating Facial Scrub"
From product name
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: salicylic acid.

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WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, glucose.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
polysorbate 60
Effectiveness
Has skin benefit
steareth-21
Effectiveness
Has skin benefit
salicylic acid
Effectiveness
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
Help soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency

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