Neutrogena Rapid Clear - Acne Eliminating Spot Treatment Gel

Neutrogena Rapid Clear Acne Eliminating Spot Treatment Gel

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • capryloyl glycine
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • glycerin
  • sarcosine
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Acne Eliminating Spot Treatment Gel"
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"Our maximum-strength acne treatment for breakout emergencies clears breakouts fast and helps prevent emerging breakouts, even before they become visible."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Store at Room Temperature."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, sarcosine.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
8% - 9.8%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
3.9% - 4.7%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
3.1% - 3.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 3.2%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
2.1% - 2.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2.1%
1.5% - 1.8%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
1.2% - 1.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps create thicker product formulations and stabilize emulsions
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
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%
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together, preserve cosmetic products, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps to enhance the penetration of other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant activity, but solid research is lacking. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%

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