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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • asparagopsis armata extract
  • zinc pca
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"This soft foamy gel is a 2 in 1 cleanser plus eye makeup remover."
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cocamidopropyl betaine, glycereth-5 lactate, hydroxypropyl guar, peg-40 hydrogenated castor oil, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, xanthan gum) 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: cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
6.8% - 8.3%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
5.6% - 6.8%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
4% - 4.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.6% - 1.9%
Red seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
1.2% - 1.4%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.8% - 1.2%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.6% - 0.85%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.4% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
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% - 0.6%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
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% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.25%
Helps to improve the product consistency
0.05% - 0.15%
A colorant (dye)
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.05%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%

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