Paula's Choice - Exfoliating Body Spray

Paula's Choice Exfoliating Body Spray

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"It is even suitable for skin prone to cystic blemishes."
WIMJ summary

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?
"Exfoliating Body Spray"
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WIMJ summary

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

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

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

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)
2%
Declared
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)
2%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
8.8% - 10.8%
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
4.6% - 5.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
3.4% - 4.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.9% - 3.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
2.1% - 2.6%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
1.6% - 2%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
1.4% - 1.7%
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps water and oil mix together. Has anti-bacterial properties that might be helpful in preventing blemishes
0.7% - 1.05%
0.6% - 0.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.6% - 0.9%
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%

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