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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Renew skin with the Normalizer Cream-Serum from Thalgo ; a scientifically advanced treatment that utilises exclusive Neo-Skin technology to effectively cleanse and refine for a balanced and perfected base."
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 (glyceryl linoleate, pentaerythrityl distearate, polysorbate 60, sorbitan isostearate, steareth-2, steareth-21, sucrose palmitate) 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"An anti-blemish complex provides antimicrobial properties and seeks to restore healthy lipid composition."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains ethyl linoleate.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Cleansing
Anti-blemish
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
ethyl linoleate
Has skin benefit
steareth-2
Has skin benefit
steareth-21
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
4.5% - 5.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
3.9% - 4.7%
Helps reduce acne and blemishes. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce inflammation. Might be helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and evening out the skin tone, but evidence of effectiveness in skin are lacking
3% - 3.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.4% - 2.9%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
1.6% - 2%
Helps thicken the product consistency
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1% - 1.2%
0.75% - 1.1%
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.5% - 0.75%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.55% - 0.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 0.75%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.4% - 0.65%
Sea water. Helps dissolve other ingredients in a product
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties
0.3% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.2% - 0.35%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.1% - 0.15%
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
0.05% - 0.1%

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