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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"1 super exfoliating 2 the type of soap you need to rescue dull, dry skin Our most exfoliating bar soap yet pairs powerful grit with nourishing plant oils for the ultimate one-two punch."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Jojoba Esters scrub away dry, dead, flaky skin while a trio of Shea Butter, Coconut Oil and Sunflower Seed Oil moisturize and soften."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. 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. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: butyrospermum parkii butter, cocos nucifera oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 37/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
sodium palmate
Has skin benefit
sodium cocoate
Has skin benefit
sea salt
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Works as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
25% - 38%
Works as a cleansing agent
8.6% - 12.9%
Plain old water
4.7% - 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
3.2% - 4.8%
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
2.5% - 3.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.8% - 2.7%
Milled volcanic rock. Used as an abrasive for physical exfoliation
1.7% - 2.5%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
1.4% - 2.2%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
1.2% - 1.9%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.85% - 1.25%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.85% - 1.25%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.5% - 1.15%
0.3% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
Can be used as a fragrance. Has an anti-bacterial effect
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps stabilize the product
0.05% - 0.1%

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