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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Targeted Blemish Serum 2% Salicylic Acid"
From product name
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"The 2% Salicylic Acid (BHA) concentrate is responsible for honing in on enlarged pores as well as blackheads and breakouts, helping to create a surface that looks smoother and more even."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, butylene glycol.

When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Exfoliation
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.5% - 6.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
3.3% - 4.9%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
2.7% - 4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.1% - 3.2%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
1.7% - 2.5%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
1.1% - 1.6%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
1.5% - 2.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.5% - 1.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 1.05%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.9%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.7%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.15% - 0.7%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.01% - 0.1%

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