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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Gentle Gel Cleanser"
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WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl betaine, decyl glucoside, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, peg-18 glyceryl oleate/cocoate, polysorbate 20, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, 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, decyl glucoside, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
9% - 11%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
5.5% - 6.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
3.9% - 4.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
2.5% - 3.1%
1.8% - 2.2%
1.5% - 1.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.9% - 1.1%
0.6% - 0.95%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that one one hand, can contain compounds that can help calm down skin irritation, but, on the other hand, its other compounds (especially fragrant ones) can themselves be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.1% - 0.2%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.1% - 0.15%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.05% - 0.05%

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