Clinicians Complex - 6% Skin Bleaching Cream

Clinicians Complex 6% Skin Bleaching Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • ceramide np
  • hydroquinone
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cetyl esters
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • kojic acid
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • +7 more
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WIMJ summary

This product contains kojic acid. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Improve skin's tone with Clinicians Complex 6% Skin Bleaching Cream , a gentle yet potent solution that utilizes three skin-brightening ingredients to help reduce the appearance of pigmentation and discoloration."
WIMJ summary

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

In addition, this product contains kojic acid. This ingredient (ingredients) might help reduce hyperpigmentation, but the effect, if any, is likely to be small.

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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, propylene glycol.

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: ceramide np, paraffinum liquidum.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide np, paraffinum liquidum

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (kojic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
6.5% - 8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
3.7% - 4.5%
A cleansing agent (SLS). It can be irritating
3.3% - 4%
2.2% - 2.7%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
1.6% - 1.9%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
1.3% - 1.6%
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps to reduce hyperpigmentation and neutralize free radicals. Can be irritating
0.8% - 1.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.75% - 1.15%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.6% - 0.9%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.55% - 0.8%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
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% - 0.65%
Helps soften upper layer of the skin and can enhance penetration of other ingredients into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. Works by releasing formaldehyde. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%

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