SkinCeuticals - Cleanse and Mask Duo for Blemish-Prone Skin

SkinCeuticals Cleanse and Mask Duo for Blemish-Prone Skin

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycolic acid
  • capryloyl salicylic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • kaolin
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • titanium dioxide
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Cleanse and Mask Duo for Blemish-Prone Skin"
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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 (ceteareth-20, cetearyl alcohol, coco-betaine, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, sodium laureth sulfate, steareth-100, 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.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: coco-betaine, sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Cleanse and Mask Duo for Blemish-Prone Skin"
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WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (capryloyl salicylic acid, glycolic acid) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with the highest quality earth clays, botanicals, minerals and a Hydroxy Acid blend, the non-drying mask helps to unclog congested pores, sweep away excess oil and gently exfoliate to remove dead skin cells."
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: capryloyl salicylic acid, glycolic acid.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
6.8% - 8.3%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
4.8% - 5.9%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
2.9% - 3.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2.2% - 2.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.9% - 2.3%
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
1.9% - 2.4%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.6%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
1% - 1.2%
0.7% - 1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.2% - 0.4%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.2% - 0.35%
Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
0.2% - 0.35%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
Flower oil that is used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
Essential oil that can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
Plain old water
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Can be allergenic
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.15% - 0.3%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.2%

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