Paula's Choice - Softening Cream Cleanser

Paula's Choice Softening Cream Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • beta-glucan
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • glycine soja oil
  • +2 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Softening Cream Cleanser"
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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, disodium cocoamphodiacetate, hexylene glycol, laureth-4, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, polysorbate 80) 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, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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.

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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

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)
TBC
Plain old water
TBC
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
TBC
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
TBC
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
TBC
Helps water and oil mix together
TBC
Helps water and oil mix together
TBC
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
TBC
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
TBC
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
TBC
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
TBC
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
TBC
One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
TBC
TBC
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
TBC
Stabilizes the product formulation
TBC
Used to adjust the product's pH
TBC
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
TBC
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
TBC
A preservative
TBC
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
TBC
A preservative
TBC

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