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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • bisabolol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • +5 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Retinol Cream Cleanser"
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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 (cetyl alcohol, decyl glucoside, glyceryl stearate, glyceryl stearate citrate, inulin lauryl carbamate, peg-100 stearate, polysorbate 20, sucrose laurate, 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: decyl glucoside

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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"Known to help reduce fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture and reduce congestion and blemish formation, retinol is the skincare hero you need in your routine."
WIMJ summary

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
5.3% - 6.4%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
4.3% - 5.3%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.6% - 3.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3%
An emollient that softens the skin
2% - 2.5%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
1% - 1.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.7% - 1.05%
A preservative
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.45% - 0.7%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.45% - 0.7%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as a cleansing agent
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A drying alcohol. Can increase skin's sensitivity and cause dryness and irritation
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%

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