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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Grapefruit Body Wash"
From product name
WIMJ summary for cleansing

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin.

It contains the following cleansing agents that tend to be harsh on the skin: benzalkonium chloride.

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium c14-16 olefin sulfonate.

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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Compare to Neutrogena Body Clear Body Wash,Skin clearing body wash treats and helps prevent body acne,Invigorating pink grapefruit formula helps awaken your senses with a refreshing scent,Contains salicylic acid for acne treatment,Made with natural grapefruit extract for a wash you can feel good about Help your skin look and feel its best with Grapefruit Body Wash from up & upTM."
WIMJ summary for anti-blemish

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: sodium ascorbyl phosphate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: salicylic acid.

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
2%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and used as a cleansing agent. Can be irritating and is better avoided for sensitive skin
9.8% - 12%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5.3% - 6.5%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
4.8% - 5.8%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
2.8% - 3.4%
2% - 2.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
1.8% - 2.2%
1.4% - 1.7%
A plant extract that one one hand, can contain compounds that can help calm down skin irritation, but, on the other hand, its other compounds (especially fragrant ones) can themselves be irritating
1.2% - 1.4%
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
1.1% - 1.4%
A powder from red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
1% - 1.2%
Polysaccharide derived from seaweed. Used to create a thicker product consistency and might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.9%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps improve the product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent (detergent). Also used as a preservative. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps protect the ingredients in the formulation against UV light
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.25%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.2% - 0.4%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.15%
A red dye
0.05% - 0.1%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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