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WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"2% BHA Gel Exfoliant"
From product name
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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (camellia oleifera leaf extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - epilobium angustifolium flower/leaf/stem extract also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit
bha
does not have skin benefit
methylpropanediol
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.25% - 2.5%
Helps preserve the product formulation
6.4% - 9.6%
Plain old water
4.6% - 6.9%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
3.4% - 5.1%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
2.5% - 3.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.8% - 2.8%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.8% - 1.2%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
1.3% - 2%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.55% - 1.3%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.4% - 1%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation, even though it is not usually used in sufficient concentration in cosmetics
0.2% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might contain antioxidants
0.15% - 0.5%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.01% - 0.1%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.01% - 0.1%

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