Clarins - Multi-Active Day Cream - All Skin Types

Clarins Multi-Active Day Cream - All Skin Types

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbic acid
  • glycolic acid
  • lactic acid
  • copper palmitoyl heptapeptide-14
  • heptapeptide-15 palmitate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • titanium dioxide
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"This luxurious cream formula minimizes the appearance of fine lines and boosts skin’s radiance."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains glycolic acid, heptapeptide-15 palmitate.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: copper palmitoyl heptapeptide-14.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glycolic acid

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: glycolic acid.

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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: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: copper palmitoyl heptapeptide-14, heptapeptide-15 palmitate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
6.1% - 7.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
4.1% - 5%
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% - 3.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and helps prevent moisture loss.
2.5% - 3%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
2% - 2.5%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
1.7% - 2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.1% - 1.4%
A plant extract traditionally used for anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating.
0.95% - 1.15%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.75% - 1.1%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.9% - 1.1%
A mineral that is used to improve the texture of cosmetic products
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.5% - 0.7%
A solvent with some emollient properties
0.5% - 0.7%
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.
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.45% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Can have some anti-bacterial properties
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Claimed to be helpful for restoring skin barrier function but solid research is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrant plant extract with some antibacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Used for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Might be able to support collagen production, but no solid research is available
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.2% - 0.4%
A colorant
0.2% - 0.4%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
0.2% - 0.4%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps improve the product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
A red colorant
0.15% - 0.25%
A synthetic peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Can help speed up wound healing
0.1% - 0.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.15%

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