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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-blemish
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • sulfur
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
62 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"acne balm for ultra."
WIMJ summary

This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains sulfur.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"• All in a uniquely non-irritating, non-drying (even soothing + hydrating!)"
WIMJ summary

Does not contain the most effective ingredients for moisturization. The emollients (cetearyl alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane) can help soften the upper layer of the skin. Keep in mind though that this product lacks humectants that attract water. You might want to use a separate product with ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin in addition (use before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
ceteareth-25
Has skin benefit
alcohol
does not have skin benefit
glyceryl laurate
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.6% - 8.4%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
3.3% - 5%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.8% - 4.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.1% - 3.1%
1.7% - 2.6%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps water and oil mix together and has an anti-microbial effect helping to preserve product formulations
1.2% - 1.8%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.85% - 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%
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)
0.3% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.05% - 0.15%

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