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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Cocoa Butter Exfoliating Facial Scrub"
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.

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Protective plant extractEvening primrose."
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: glycine soja oil, theobroma cacao seed butter.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
9.4% - 11.5%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
4.4% - 5.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.9% - 3.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
2.4% - 3%
1.9% - 2.3%
Used to help oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.6% - 2%
1.6% - 1.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.2% - 1.5%
1.3% - 1.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.9% - 1.1%
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
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.55% - 0.85%
0.5% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance
0.5% - 0.7%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
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.
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps evenly disperse other ingredients in a formulation and create an even layer on the surface of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.2%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
0.1% - 0.2%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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