Neutrogena - Stubborn Texture™ Acne Cleanser for Textured Skin

Neutrogena Stubborn Texture™ Acne Cleanser for Textured Skin

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • gluconolactone
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Stubborn Texture™ Acne Cleanser for Textured Skin"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This oil-free daily face wash contains a dermatologist-grade acid complex including 1% salicylic acid (BHA), 2% glycolic acid (AHA), and 2% polyhydroxy acid (PHA)."
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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This oil-free daily face wash contains a dermatologist-grade acid complex including 1% salicylic acid (BHA), 2% glycolic acid (AHA), and 2% polyhydroxy acid (PHA)."
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: glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

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)
1.25% - 2.5%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
7.5% - 11.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Plain old water
4.8% - 7.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
4% - 6%
Used as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
3.1% - 4.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.9% - 2.8%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1.2% - 1.8%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.9% - 1.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.4% - 0.95%
0.35% - 0.8%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.35%

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