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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Refreshingly Clear Facial Wash"
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 laureth sulfate.

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
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Utilising Neutrogena’s MICROCLEAR® technology, the gentle yet effective formula performs an essential deep cleanse that helps eliminate the appearance of blackheads, spots and other imperfections."
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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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?
Anti-blemish
Cleansing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
11% - 14%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
4.1% - 5%
Helps oil and water mix together
3.8% - 4.7%
2.7% - 3.3%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
2.5% - 3%
1.5% - 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)
0.75% - 1.15%
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%
0.95% - 1.2%
0.7% - 1.05%
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps protect the ingredients in the formulation against UV light
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
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% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%
A red dye
0.05% - 0.1%
0.05% - 0.1%

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