Neutrogena - Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish

Neutrogena Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • glycerin
  • hexylresorcinol
  • mandelic acid
  • silica
  • tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane
  • titanium dioxide
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Cleanses away dirt, oil, grime, impurities, and bacteria Formulated with Glycolic & Mandelic AHAs Gentle exfoliator to smooth & brighten skin Daily skin resurfacing face cleanser Proprietary NEUTROGENA ACCELERATED BRIGHTENING COMPLEX ™ formula How to Use Use Bright Boost Resurfacing Micro Polish one to three times per week."
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (carbomer, cetyl alcohol, polysorbate 60, potassium cetyl phosphate, steareth-21, xanthan gum) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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, mandelic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 6.3%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
3.6% - 5.4%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
2.7% - 4%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
2% - 3%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
1.7% - 2.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.3% - 1.9%
An anti-oxidant derived from curcumin (naturally present in tumeric). Is a part of the tetrahydrocurcuminoids complex (THC). The complex might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin and possibly help even out the skin tone. Can be irritating
0.95% - 1.45%
Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.55% - 1.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.45% - 1%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.75%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps create a silky product texture
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.7%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.15% - 0.6%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.15% - 0.7%
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.45%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
0.1% - 0.45%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps shed the upper layer of dead cells from the surface of the skin revealing smoother, brighter skin. It can help to reduce hyperpigmentation. It has anti-bacterial properties, and might help to reduce blemishes, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. It is considered to be gentler than glycolic acid
0.1% - 0.35%
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
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.05% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.15%
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.
0.05% - 0.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.01% - 0.05%

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