Origins United State Balancing Tonic

Origins - United State Balancing Tonic
PROMISES
FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
37 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Exfoliation
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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliate away flakes and pore-clogging debris while smoothing rough spots."
WIMJ summary

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.

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What does the product description say?
"Laminaria helps de-shine the T-zone without stripping and protects moisture levels to prevent parching."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": faex, glycerin.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Essential oil that can be irritating
A plant extract that one one hand, can contain compounds that can help calm down skin irritation, but, on the other hand, its other compounds (especially fragrant ones) can themselves be irritating

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