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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • centella asiatica extract
  • chondrus crispus
  • glycerin
  • stearyl glycyrrhetinate
  • sulfur
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Acnes Sealing Jell"
From product name
WIMJ summary

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.

In addition, this product contains sulfur. It can help in reducing blemishes, even though it is less effective.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains centella asiatica extract. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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This product might be able to help reduce hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains salicylic acid. The effect, if any, is likely to be small. Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: stearyl glycyrrhetinate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

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
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What does the product description say?
"Triclosan, a known anti-bacterial, rapidly penetrates through skin's layers to zap acne-causing bacteria, as the combination of Vitamins E and B6 moisturize and nourish to prevent skin dryness and roughness."
WIMJ summary

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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (centella asiatica extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
alcohol
does not have skin benefit
centella asiatica extract
Has skin benefit
sulfur
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
8% - 9.8%
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
4.5% - 5.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.2% - 3.9%
Plain old water
2.4% - 2.9%
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
1.9% - 2.4%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
1.6% - 1.9%
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.95% - 1.15%
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)
0.6% - 0.9%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.35% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
A fatty acid derived from licorice. Works as an emollient and can help calm down inflammation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
Plain old water
0.2% - 0.4%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.3% - 0.55%
Plain old water
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.25%
Might help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.15%

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