SkinCeuticals - Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser

SkinCeuticals Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser

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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • zinc pca
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Clarifying Exfoliating 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 (behenyl betaine, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, triethanolamine) 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
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Combat oily and blemish-prone skin with SkinCeuticals Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser, a transformative treatment that helps to even out tone and texture for glowing results."
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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: glycolic acid, zinc pca

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Clarifying Exfoliating Cleanser"
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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: glycolic acid, salicylic acid.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
4.4% - 6.6%
4.7% - 7%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
2.6% - 3.9%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
2.2% - 3.3%
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% - 1.5%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
1.3% - 1.9%
Milled volcanic rock. Used as an abrasive for physical exfoliation
1.1% - 1.7%
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
0.55% - 1.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 1%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.15% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%

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