Neutrogena - Clear and Defend 2 in 1 Wash Mask

Neutrogena Clear and Defend 2 in 1 Wash Mask

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • kaolin
  • titanium dioxide
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Clear and Defend 2 in 1 Wash Mask"
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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.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people sodium methyl cocoyl taurate.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"The non-drying cleanser won’t cause unnecessary dehydration despite its ability to absorb excess acne-causing oil, leaving behind a cleaner, clearer and more vibrant visage in its wake."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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"A gentle consistency won’t strip the skin of its natural moisture; Salicylic Acid lightly but effectively buffs away dead skin cells as well as harmful bacteria and grime to encourage a polished, refined and silky-smooth complexion."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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
4.6% - 6.9%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
3.7% - 5.5%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
2.7% - 4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
2.3% - 3.5%
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
2.1% - 3.2%
1.4% - 2.1%
1.3% - 1.9%
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)
0.6% - 1.4%
0.85% - 1.3%
0.5% - 1.15%
0.4% - 0.9%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.05%
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
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%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%

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