Can be used on sensitive skin too or post cosmetic procedure. Get in touch! It is very common in gel-type formulas that also contain an oil-phase as well as in cleansers as it also works with most cleansing agents (unlike a lot of other thickeners). The most common skincare ingredient of all. It is in no way a perfect identifier nor a predictor in whether or not it will exacerbate or cause fungal acne. Though the studies are only in-vitro (made in the lab, not on real people), and it also has a high comedogenicity index, it might be worth a try if you are prone to inflamed acne (the type that's caused by P. acnes bacteria). enthuasists come make better decisions. is free from SkinCarisma flagged Sulfates. Unlike most cases of Acne where bacteria is the culprit, Fungi is the culprit of Fungal Acne (Hence the name!). It's also biodegradable and mild to the skin. Does a better job than most expensive skincare brands. Un truc à se bousiller la peau ! Additionally, products that may contain ingredients that have shown to feed Malassezia may not neccessarily exacerbate the condition due to concentration of ingredient used in the product, this information is simply not available on the products. However, the majority of the scientific community have deemed these findings non-conclusive due to the limitations of these studies. So citric acid is an exfoliant, that can - just like other AHAs - gently lift off the dead skin cells of your skin and make it more smooth and fresh. If HA does not tell you anything we have a super detailed, geeky explanation about it here. Sulfates are a large group of ingredients which act as cleansing agents in Cosmetics. It’s a great pick for creating a nice feeling product. Citric acid comes from citrus fruits and is an AHA. It's a very alkaline stuff that helps to set the pH of the cosmetic formula to be just right. One more thing: the water used in cosmetics is purified and deionized (it means that almost all of the mineral ions inside it is removed). It’s an ingredient whose safety hasn’t been questioned so far by anyone (at least not that we know about). If you have spotted ethylhexylglycerin on the ingredient list, most probably you will see there also the current IT-preservative, phenoxyethanol. As a result, please note this is only an experimental label that can be best used to possible identify problematic products you have used in the past. Like this, the products can stay more stable over time. It has a smooth, silky feel and can reduce the tackiness of other humectants. An often used glycol that works as a solvent, humectant, penetration enhancer and also gives a good slip to the products. It’s an ingredient whose safety hasn’t been questioned so far by anyone (at least not that we know about). It also gives a rich, creamy foam, it's based on vegetable fatty acids and is readily biodegradable. If not, don't worry about it - they do have had one of the longest safety records as preservatives! Lactobionic acid is the brother or maybe the sister of gluconolactone. A multi-functional helper ingredient that acts as a humectant and emollient. It usually has to be neutralized with a base (such as sodium hydroxide) for the thickening to occur and it creates viscous, clear gels that also feel nice and non-tacky on the skin. See the list below for details. There are certain classes & groups of ingredients that have been shown to promote and feed the growth of the Fungal Acne, Fungi such as fatty acids, oils, esters, polysorbates and fermented ingredients. Gently massage the cleanser on wet skin. Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Read all the geeky details about Glycerin here >>, Read all the geeky details about Hyaluronic Acid here >>, click here and read about all the details, A natural moisturizer that’s also in our skin, A super common, safe, effective and cheap molecule used for more than 50 years, Not only a simple moisturizer but knows much more: keeps the skin lipids between our skin cells in a healthy (liquid crystal) state, protects against irritation, helps to restore barrier, Effective from as low as 3% with even more benefits at higher concentrations up to 20-40% (around 10% is a good usability-effectiveness sweet spot), High-glycerin moisturizers are awesome for treating severely dry skin, It’s naturally in our skin and behaves there like a sponge, It can bind up to 1000 times its own weight in water, It is a big molecule from repeated subunits (polymer) so different molecular weight versions exist (unfortunately there is no way to determine MW from INCI list only), High-molecular-weight-HA (>500 kDa) is an excellent surface hydrator, skin protectant and can act as an osmotic pump helping water-soluble actives to penetrate deeper into the skin, Low-molecular-weight-HA (< 500 kDa) can hydrate the skin somewhat deeper though it is still a big molecule and works mainly in the epidermis (outer layer of the skin), Low-molecular-weight-HA might also help the skin to repair itself by increasing its self-defense (~ 200kDa used in the study), Ultra-low-molecular-weight-HA (<50kDa) is a controversial ingredient and might work as a pro-inflammatory signal molecule. The TL; A next generation AHA, a so-called PHA that gently exfoliates skin without irritation. And that is still not all: it can also boost the antimicrobial activity of preservatives. Have some feedback? The Silicone-free label only includes the most common Silicone ingredients that have indentified been reported by individuals that could potentially cause issues.