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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"This gentle leave-on exfoliant with salicylic acid clears stubborn acne and blackheads with a maximum pore-penetrating formula."
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
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Extra Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution With 2% Salicylic Acid"
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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
6.9% - 10.3%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.9% - 5.9%
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)
1.7% - 2.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 3%
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
1.5% - 2.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.4% - 2.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.5%
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
0.8% - 1.25%
0.5% - 1.1%
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.55%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.2%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.01% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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