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What does the product description say?
"Oil-Free Acne Wash Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary for cleansing

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.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate.

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 Pink Grapefruit Facial Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The face scrub is also made with jojoba and castor oils, for skin that is softer, brighter and more even-toned."
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: salicylic acid.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Cleansing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 91/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

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
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
9.7% - 11.9%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
6.6% - 8.1%
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
3.7% - 4.5%
2.5% - 3%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.1% - 2.5%
1.6% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
1.5% - 1.8%
1.3% - 1.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1% - 1.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
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%
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps protect the ingredients in the formulation against UV light
0.5% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant extract that one one hand, can contain compounds that can help calm down skin irritation, but, on the other hand, its other compounds (especially fragrant ones) can themselves be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.2%
A red dye
0.05% - 0.1%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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