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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Sandalwood Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate.

Keep in mind that cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Sandalwood Cleanser for Normal/Combination Skin works to remove makeup and environmental pollutants as it gently sloughs off dead skin cells without disturbing the skin's delicate pH balance."
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.

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
8.3% - 10.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.1%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.6% - 3.2%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
2.7% - 3.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
2% - 2.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
1.7% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
1.6% - 1.9%
1.2% - 1.5%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.95% - 1.2%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
1.3% - 1.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.25%
Essential oil that can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.1% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.15%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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