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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • benzoyl peroxide
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"BP 5% Acne Wash"
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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 (carbomer, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, stearic acid) 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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"BP 5% Acne Wash"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: benzoyl peroxide. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A potent anti-bacterial ingredient that is effective against acne. Often leads to skin dryness and can be irritating
24% - 36%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
5%
Declared
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Plain old water
3.9% - 5.9%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
1.4% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.4% - 2%

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