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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"This cleansing foam's rich lather is enriched with natural exfoliating acids from black sugar, papaya, orange, apple, lemon and sake to provide gentle exfoliation to skin as it sweeps away excess oil, makeup and other impurities."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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
does not meet threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Black Sugar Cleansing skin care line is an exfoliating and moisturizing cleansing line with organic Brazilian black sugar that is enriched with vitamins and minerals to hydrate and nourish skin."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, glycerin.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 37/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 5.7%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
4.6% - 6.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
2.6% - 3.9%
2% - 3%
Helps water and oil mix together. Has anti-bacterial properties that might be helpful in preventing blemishes
1.7% - 2.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
1.3% - 2%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
1.2% - 1.8%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.95% - 1.45%
Used to stabilize mixtures of oil and water, and create thicker, gel-like product textures
0.85% - 1.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1.05%
0.35% - 0.8%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.8%
0.2% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.1% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.45%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.4%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.1% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.1%
0.01% - 0.05%

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