Neutrogena - Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser

Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • panthenol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser"
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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: benzalkonium chloride.

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?
"Oil-Free Acne Wash Cream Cleanser"
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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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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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, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit
steareth-21
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
2%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
5.4% - 8.1%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
3.6% - 5.4%
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
2.7% - 4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.2% - 3.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
1.1% - 1.7%
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 1.15%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.45% - 1.1%
0.4% - 0.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.75%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent (detergent). Also used as a preservative. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.05% - 0.25%

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