St Ives - Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub

St Ives Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • glycerin
  • hydrated silica
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
83 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub"
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"It moderately exfoliates, helping to clear blackheads, unclog pores, for a more even skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Blackhead Clearing Green Tea Scrub"
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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: salicylic acid.

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

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
5.7% - 7%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
3.6% - 4.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.7%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.2% - 2.7%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
2.2% - 2.7%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
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% - 1.2%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.95% - 1.15%
0.7% - 1.1%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
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)
0.3% - 0.55%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to improve the product consistency and stabilize formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
A red colorant
0.1% - 0.2%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.15%
A colorant (dye)
0.05% - 0.1%

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