Pixi - Clarity Cleanser

Pixi Clarity Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • ascorbic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • glycerin
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Clarity Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cetearyl alcohol, cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, polysorbate 20, xanthan gum) 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, decyl glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"A clarifying cleanser that hydrates while gently and effectively cleansing the skin, visibly minimising breakouts."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Providing your skin with its daily dose of exfoliating acids, this clarifying cleanser harnesses glycolic and lactic acid to gently dissolve the dead skin cells that threaten to clog your pores, while willow bark extract ."
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: glycolic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.3% - 5.3%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
3.5% - 4.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
3.7% - 4.6%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
3.1% - 3.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.3%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
1.6% - 1.9%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
1.4% - 1.8%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
1% - 1.3%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.95% - 1.15%
0.65% - 1%
Used as a fragrance
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.5% - 0.7%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.35% - 0.65%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
An enzyme extracted from papaya fruit. Can have an exfoliating effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance for its citrus smell. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.25% - 0.4%
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)
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.3%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.3%
A blue pigment
0.15% - 0.25%

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