Neutrogena - Clear and Defend 2 in 1 Wash Mask

Neutrogena Clear and Defend 2 in 1 Wash Mask

PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Cleansing
Key ingredients
  • salicylic acid
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
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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?
"Fight against future breakouts with the Neutrogena Clear and Defend 2 in 1 Wash Mask."
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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What does the product description say?
"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
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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

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