The Body Shop - Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Clay Wash

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glycerin
  • kaolin
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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, sodium cocoyl glycinate, xanthan gum) 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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.9% - 5.8%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
4.8% - 7.2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.7% - 4%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
2.1% - 3.2%
1.8% - 2.7%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.3% - 1.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.85% - 1.25%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.75%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
0.45% - 1%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.1% - 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
0.1% - 0.5%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.1% - 0.4%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.1% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.35%
Helps preserve the product formulation
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.05% - 0.15%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.1%

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