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WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • panthenol
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed rice protein
  • hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • phospholipids
  • zinc gluconate
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Mild Face Cleanser"
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WIMJ summary

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

The following cleansing agents are typically mild, but still can cause an irritation or allergy for some people coco-betaine, decyl glucoside, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium laureth sulfate.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
11% - 14%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Can be allergenic
5.9% - 7.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.7%
2.2% - 2.7%
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.7% - 2%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.1% - 1.4%
1% - 1.2%
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
0.65% - 1%
0.6% - 0.85%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
0.45% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance
0.45% - 0.65%
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.35% - 0.65%
A mineral that might be able to support skin hydration, but convincing research on its effectiveness in topical skincare is lacking
0.3% - 0.6%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.25% - 0.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.25% - 0.4%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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