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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Mint Renewal Cleanser"
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 (disodium cocoamphodiacetate, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate) 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: sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Mint Renewal Cleanser by Renée Rouleau works to awaken dull, tired-looking skin while clearing away impurities from deep within the pores."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
5.1% - 7.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
5.2% - 7.7%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
2.9% - 4.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
2.2% - 3.4%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.5%
A preservative
1.4% - 2.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
1.2% - 1.8%
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% - 1.5%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.8% - 1.25%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.5% - 1.15%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.9%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.5%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.3%
0.05% - 0.15%

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