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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Aquabella Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Gel (15ml) An exfoliating face wash that effectively lifts away dirt and impurities without drying out the complexion."
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 (arachidyl glucoside, capryloyl glycine, cocamidopropyl betaine, glyceryl laurate, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium stearoyl glutamate, xanthan gum) 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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Aquabella Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Gel (15ml) An exfoliating face wash that effectively lifts away dirt and impurities without drying out the complexion."
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: hydroxyethyl urea.

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 5.3%
An emollient that softens the skin
4.1% - 5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.1% - 3.7%
2.3% - 2.8%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
1.9% - 2.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.5% - 1.8%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
1.5% - 1.8%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
1.2% - 1.5%
A derivative of urea, a compound that is naturally present in skin. Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients
0.9% - 1.1%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.7% - 1.05%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.65% - 1%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together, preserve cosmetic products, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
0.25% - 0.45%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Plain old water
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
1% - 1.2%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
A derivative of urea, a compound that is naturally present in skin. Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients
0.25% - 0.5%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
0.9% - 1.15%
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together and has an anti-microbial effect helping to preserve product formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
A blue pigment
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.25% - 0.45%
Plain old water
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to add a nice rose smell to the product. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.15%

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