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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • asparagopsis armata extract
  • copper pca
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • zinc pca
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
25 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Deep-cleansing Tightens pores Eliminates dead skin cells Leaves skin with a healthy-looking glow Rids skin of ingrown hairs and black heads"
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (zinc pca) that could help reduce blemishes and clogged pores in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"for Men Foam Scrub"
From product name
WIMJ summary

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: copper pca, zinc pca.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
5.3% - 6.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent
4.7% - 5.7%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
4.2% - 5.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.7% - 3.3%
2.2% - 2.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.1% - 1.3%
Red seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.95% - 1.15%
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
0.75% - 1.15%
0.7% - 1.1%
Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.65% - 1%
0.65% - 0.95%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.6% - 0.95%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.6% - 0.9%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.4% - 0.6%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance
0.4% - 0.6%
A compound that combines zinc with a hydrating ingredient PCA. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Can help calm down inflammation in skin. Could be helpful in reducing the formation of free radicals in skin. Might help to reduce fine lines in wrinkles, but solid evidence is missing
0.3% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%

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