Clarins - Aftersun Gel

Clarins Aftersun Gel

  • Moisturizing
  • allantoin
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • citrulline
  • cyclomethicone
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone
  • phospholipids
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • tocopherol
  • trehalose
  • +10 more
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"Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone, hydroquinone, triclosan, and triclocarban."
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: allantoin, biosaccharide gum-1.

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: dimethicone, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
meets threshold
meets threshold
meets threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
does not have skin benefit
aloe barbadensis leaf juice
Has skin benefit
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.7% - 5.8%
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
4.1% - 5%
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
3% - 3.7%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
2.4% - 2.9%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
2% - 2.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.6% - 1.9%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
1.6% - 1.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.2% - 1.4%
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.
0.95% - 1.15%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1.05%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.8%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together and softens the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
A silicone that mixes with water creating nice light-weight product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that can contain an antioxidant compound
0.2% - 0.4%
Hot pepper extract. Can irritate the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.15%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.15%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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