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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Remove impurities and dirt effectively with The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Purifying Facial Soap, formulated with bamboo charcoal from the Himalayan foothills."
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 (coconut acid, sodium cocoate, sodium isostearoyl lactylate, sodium palm kernelate, sodium palmate) 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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
sodium palmate
Has skin benefit
sodium cocoate
Has skin benefit
parfum
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Works as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
26% - 38%
8.5% - 12.7%
Plain old water
4.7% - 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
3.2% - 4.8%
Works as a cleansing agent
2.4% - 3.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.8% - 2.7%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
1.7% - 2.6%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
1% - 1.6%
0.85% - 1.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.5% - 1.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1.1%
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% - 1.05%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.4% - 0.9%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.3% - 0.7%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.75%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.01% - 0.1%

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