Clinicians Complex - Lip Enhancer - Almost Nude

Clinicians Complex Lip Enhancer - Almost Nude

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • hydrated silica
  • niacin
  • ricinus communis seed oil
  • titanium dioxide
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Retinol and vitamin E within the lip enhancer rejuvenate and protect lips from environmental damage."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol.

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

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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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: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Peptides within the formula promote collagen and hyaluronic acid production for long-term plumping effects."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: ricinus communis seed oil, hydrogenated polyisobutene.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl oligopeptide

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) 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
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
22% - 34%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
6.2% - 9.3%
Used to create a gel-like product texture
4.9% - 7.4%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
4.1% - 6.2%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
2.9% - 4.4%
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
2.7% - 4%
1.6% - 2.5%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
1.4% - 2.1%
1.1% - 1.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.95% - 1.45%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
0.85% - 1.25%
A form of vitamin B3. It is similar in action to niacinamide, but is more likely to cause red flashes in skin as the side effect
0.55% - 1.25%
0.95% - 1.45%
0.35% - 0.85%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
0.45% - 1.05%
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.
0.15% - 0.7%
A red colorant
0.15% - 0.55%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.1% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.5%

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