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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Anti-ageing Cleansing Gel"
From product name
WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl betaine, lauryl glucoside, sodium laureth sulfate) 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, sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"It effectively detoxifies the pores, emulsifies oil and improves skin texture as it gently sweeps away dead skin cells and impurities that can dull the complexion."
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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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LOW
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Combining the mild, exfoliating properties of Glycolic and Salicylic Acids with botanical extracts to brighten, firm, soothe and unify skin, Peter Thomas Roth’s Anti-Ageing Cleansing Gel has been specially formulated to leave your face feeling velvety soft and smooth, with fewer fine lines and imperfections."
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: glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
10% - 13%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
4.1% - 5%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
4.5% - 5.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.4% - 3%
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)
1.5% - 1.9%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
1.6% - 2%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
1.4% - 1.7%
Used as a fragrance
1.2% - 1.4%
0.9% - 1.1%
0.7% - 1.05%
0.6% - 0.9%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.75%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.2%
A red dye
0.1% - 0.15%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.05%

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