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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • cetyl esters
  • peg-12 dimethicone
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Renewing 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 (disodium peg-12 dimethicone sulfosuccinate, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, trisodium sulfosuccinate, 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Proactiv Renewing Cleanser helps remove dead skin cells with tiny exfoliating beads and quickly penetrates deep into pores to kill acne-causing bacteria with super micronized benzoyl peroxide."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
5.5% - 8.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
3.3% - 4.9%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
3.3% - 5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
2.1% - 3.1%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
1.7% - 2.6%
1.5% - 2.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 2%
1.1% - 1.6%
Prevents water loss from the skin surface and thickens the product consistency
0.85% - 1.25%
Helps soften upper layer of the skin and can enhance penetration of other ingredients into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.3%
A plant extract that one one hand, can contain compounds that can help calm down skin irritation, but, on the other hand, its other compounds (especially fragrant ones) can themselves be irritating
0.4% - 1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1%
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to improve the product consistency and stabilize formulations
0.3% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative. Is more irritating than many other preservatives available
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.01% - 0.1%

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