SheaMoisture African Black Soap and Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Foaming Facial Wash

SheaMoisture - African Black Soap and Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Foaming Facial Wash
Effectiveness
Efficacy
34 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
34 /100
Can work for:
  • Cleansing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
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What does the product description say?
"African Black Soap and Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Foaming Facial Wash"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, glyceryl oleate, sodium cocoate, sodium palm kernelate, sodium shea butterate) 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: cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, glyceryl oleate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"The African Black Soap clarifies oily, blemished skin, this facial wash ideal to use as an acne wash."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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What does the product description say?
"Shea Moisture African Black Bamboo Charcoal Detox Foaming Facial Wash deeply cleanses and detoxifies skin of dirt, makeup, and impurities,The African Black Soap in this facial cleanser clarifies oily, blemish-prone skin,This face wash, formulated with Bamboo Charcoal, absorbs oil and impurities to help detoxify skin,The gentle face cleanser contains Aloe, which smoothes and nourishes the skin,Shea Moisture African Black Bamboo Charcoal Detox Facial Wash is made with fair trade ingredients,Shea Moisture facial cleanser is paraben free, phthalate free, mineral oil free, sulfate free, and not tested on animals Shea Moisture African Black Bamboo Charcoal Detox Foaming Facial Wash deeply cleanses and detoxifies skin of dirt, impurities, and makeup."
WIMJ summary

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
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen

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