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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"MagicBAR Exfoliating Charcoal Face Cleansing Bar"
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 (cetearyl alcohol, coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate, palmitic acid, sodium coco-sulfate, sodium lauroyl glutamate, stearic acid) 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: coco-glucoside, glyceryl oleate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"MagicBAR Exfoliating Charcoal Face Cleansing Bar"
From product name
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
25% - 37%
Plain old water
13% - 19%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
5% - 7.5%
Used as a cleansing agent. It creates foam
2.9% - 4.4%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
2% - 3%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.7% - 2.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.5% - 2.2%
Used to improve the product consistency and stabilize formulations
1.1% - 1.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1% - 1.5%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
1.1% - 1.7%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.55% - 1.25%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.45% - 1%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.8%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.01% - 0.05%

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