SkinCeuticals - Purifying Cleanser with Glycolic Acid Cleansing gel

SkinCeuticals Purifying Cleanser with Glycolic Acid Cleansing gel

PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Works for
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
Key ingredients
  • glycolic acid
  • glycerin
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Purifying Cleanser with Glycolic Acid Cleansing gel"
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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 (capryl/capramidopropyl betaine, cocamidopropyl betaine, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, peg-30 glyceryl cocoate, xanthan gum) 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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Purifying Cleanser with Glycolic Acid Cleansing gel"
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WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (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
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What does the product description say?
"Refresh and renew your skin with SkinCeuticals Purifying Cleanser , a gently refining face wash that cleanses and exfoliates to leave skin feeling fresh, replenished and smooth."
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.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin

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