Reform Skincare - Glycolic Acid Foaming Cleanser

Reform Skincare Glycolic Acid Foaming Cleanser

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Cleansing
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • rosa rubiginosa seed oil
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Glycolic Acid Foaming Cleanser"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

Keep in mind that 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
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What does the product description say?
"It is safe enough to use on a daily basis day and it also improve skin’s overall tone, texture and radiance while helping to keep breakouts and dullness to a minimum."
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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What does the product description say?
"Glycolic Acid exfoliates dead skin cells and increases cell turnover promoting better skin quality, tone and texture."
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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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
9.6% - 14.4%
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
3.9% - 5.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.8% - 4.1%
Plant oil that due to the high content of linoleic acid can support skin's barrier function and reduce moisture loss
2% - 3.1%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
1.6% - 2.4%
Plant oil that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It contains volatile compouunds that are potential allergens and can be irritating
1% - 1.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.55% - 1.25%
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant oil that might have an antibacterial and some antioxidant effect. Is a common allergen and irritant
0.1% - 0.4%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.1% - 0.3%
Plant extract that might be somewhat helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.05% - 0.15%

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