SOBEL SKIN Rx - 27% Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser

SOBEL SKIN Rx 27% Glycolic Acid Facial Cleanser

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

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What does the product description say?
"27% Glycolic Acid Facial 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 (cocamidopropyl betaine, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate, hexylene glycol, peg-150 pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, sodium cocoyl isethionate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate) 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, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"A pro-level, AHA cleanser that exfoliates skin by removing excess surface oil and daily debris to diminish the look of pores and improve texture."
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
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"AHA/Glycolic Acid."
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
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen

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