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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Glycolic Foaming Pads"
From product name
WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl betaine, coconut acid, polysorbate 20, sodium laureth sulfate) 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: cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Enriched with key ingredient Glycolic Acid to improve the skin’s texture, Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and Witch Hazel to tighten pores, the pads produce a gentle clarifying foam."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Comprising an innovative dual-action design, one side of the pad exfoliates while the other lifts away excess oils and impurities for a smooth, polished finish."
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: glycolic acid.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 83/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
11% - 14%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.2%
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
3.2% - 3.9%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
3.2% - 3.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
1.6% - 1.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
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
1.1% - 1.3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.65% - 1%
0.9% - 1.15%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.55% - 0.85%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.6%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%

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