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Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Normaderm Daily Deep Cleansing Gel Face Wash with Salicylic Acid"
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 (decyl glucoside, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, peg-200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium laureth sulfate, triethanolamine) 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: decyl glucoside, sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Formulated with salicylic acid, this gentle exfoliating cleanser purifies and unclogs pores while clearing blemishes, blackheads and minimizing excess shine."
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: capryloyl salicylic acid

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Formulated with salicylic acid, this gentle exfoliating cleanser purifies and unclogs pores while clearing blemishes, blackheads and minimizing excess shine."
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: capryloyl salicylic acid, salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

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

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)
0.5%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
9.5% - 14.3%
3.7% - 5.6%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
3.5% - 5.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.2% - 3.2%
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps oils and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent
1.3% - 2%
1% - 1.5%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.95% - 1.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.55% - 1.3%
A yellow dye
0.45% - 1.05%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.3% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.6%
0.1% - 0.3%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.01% - 0.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.01% - 0.1%

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