Sulwhasoo - Snowise EX White Ginseng Exfoliating Gel

Sulwhasoo Snowise EX White Ginseng Exfoliating Gel

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • beta-glucan
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • ginkgo biloba leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • honey
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Infused with White Ginseng powder and honey, the Korean herbal moisturizing texture helps brighten and smoothen the skin by gently pushing away dead skin cells and providing balanced moisture."
WIMJ summary

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.

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What does the product description say?
"Infused with White Ginseng powder and honey, the Korean herbal moisturizing texture helps brighten and smoothen the skin by gently pushing away dead skin cells and providing balanced moisture."
WIMJ summary

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: glycerin, honey.

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: dimethicone, dimethiconol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (ginkgo biloba leaf extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.6% - 5.6%
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
4.2% - 5.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
3% - 3.6%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
1.9% - 2.3%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
1.6% - 1.9%
1.4% - 1.7%
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps evenly disperse other ingredients in a formulation and create an even layer on the surface of the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
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
0.65% - 0.95%
0.5% - 0.8%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Licorice root extract. Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation
0.45% - 0.65%
Plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and support skin barrier function, but research on its effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
Plant extract that might help calm down inflammation in skin and neutralize free radicals, but effectiveness of topical application is not confirmed. Can be an allergen
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the skin and might have some anti-bacterial properties. Can be an allergen
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in skin. It can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.4%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.25% - 0.45%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.1%

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