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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Micellar Water for Gentle Cleansing and Toning"
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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 decyl glucoside.

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
meets threshold

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Promise Can it deliver?
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants


Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
6% - 9%
The ingredient is not recognized
Fermented bamboo. It is mainly used to improve the product texture
3.8% - 5.8%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
3% - 4.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.4% - 3.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
2% - 3%
Helps to restore skin barrier function, soften the upper layer of the skin and calm down inflammation
1.8% - 2.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
1.4% - 2.1%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
1% - 1.5%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.85% - 1.3%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.55% - 1.25%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.5% - 1.15%
The ingredient is not recognized
Plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.4% - 0.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence is lacking
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.1% - 0.45%
Plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.55%

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