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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Oat Cleansing Balm"
From product name
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 (cetearyl alcohol, peg-6 caprylic/capric glycerides, peg-60 almond glycerides, sorbitan stearate) 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?
"Contains fulvic acid, which helps to gently exfoliate skin. . 1."
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: 50/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
25% - 38%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
6.6% - 9.9%
Helps dissolve other ingredients
3.2% - 4.8%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
3.5% - 5.3%
2.9% - 4.3%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
2% - 3%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 2%
1% - 1.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1% - 1.5%
Plain old water
0.45% - 1.05%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.75%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.1% - 0.35%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps improve the product texture
0.05% - 0.2%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.35%

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