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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Palmer's® Skin Success® Complexion Bar is a luxuriously rich, gentle cleanser that not only creates the ideal surface texture for receiving the maximum benefits of our tone correcting treatments but also contains natural pigment-perfecting ingredients and enhanced moisturizers."
WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (lanolin, sodium cocoate, sodium palm kernelate, sodium tallowate) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
25% - 38%
Works as a cleansing agent
8.7% - 13%
3.5% - 5.2%
Plain old water
2.9% - 4.4%
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% - 3%
Sebum of wool-bearing animals (most commonly sheep). Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce the skin water loss. In rare cases could be an allergen. Not suitable for vegans
1.8% - 2.7%
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.
1% - 1.5%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
1% - 1.5%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function. It can clog pores if used in high concentrations.
0.85% - 1.25%
Used to stabilize mixtures of oil and water, and create thicker, gel-like product textures
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps stabilize the product
0.4% - 1%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.35% - 0.8%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.5% - 1.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.1%

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