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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"REN Evercalm™ Gentle Cleansing Gel"
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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 (coco-glucoside, polysorbate 20, sodium lauroyl oat amino acids, 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: coco-glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.6% - 6.9%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
5.1% - 7.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.9% - 4.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
2% - 3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.7% - 2.5%
1.5% - 2.2%
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 microbiome)
1.1% - 1.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed to support the growth of "good" bacteria in skin (as a "prebiotic"), but the research is lacking
0.95% - 1.4%
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
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
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%

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