OSKIA - City Life Anti-Pollution Cleansing Concentrate

OSKIA City Life Anti-Pollution Cleansing Concentrate

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • panthenol
  • betaine
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl linolenate
  • moringa oleifera seed extract
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"City Life Anti-Pollution Cleansing Concentrate"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl betaine, coco-glucoside, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl laurate, glyceryl linoleate, sodium lauroyl sarcosinate, sodium lauryl sulfoacetate, 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, coco-glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This is perfect for acne."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Synergising Willow Bark Extract and Phytic Acid, the effective cleanser delivers a gentle exfoliating action to buff away dead skin cells and eliminate makeup, impurities and pollutants without over-drying or uncomfortable tightness."
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.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
8.9% - 10.9%
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%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps dissolve other ingredients
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
2.6% - 3.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 2.5%
1.4% - 1.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.2% - 1.5%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps water and oil mix together and has an anti-microbial effect helping to preserve product formulations
0.75% - 1.15%
A plant extract that might contain salicylic acid
0.6% - 0.9%
A mineral that is claimed to be able to support collagen product in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is missing
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.5% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.6%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.65%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.4% - 0.6%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
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%
Used to improve the product consistency and stabilize formulations
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.25% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%

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