Clinique - Acne Solutions Cleansing Gel

Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Gel

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • benzophenone-4
  • caffeine
  • glycerin
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sucrose
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Acne Solutions Cleansing Gel"
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (lauramidopropyl betaine, laureth-2, peg-120 methyl glucose dioleate, sodium laureth sulfate) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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"Acne Solutions Cleansing Gel"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Acne-fighting and exfoliating ingredients Salicylic Acid and Acetyl Glucosamine help clear dead skin cells that can contribute to clogged pores."
WIMJ summary

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: salicylic acid.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
2%
Declared
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
7.4% - 9.1%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
5.5% - 6.7%
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
4.6% - 5.6%
4% - 4.9%
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
3% - 3.6%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
2.5% - 3%
A plant extract that can help strengthen the skin barrier function and improve skin moisture levels
2% - 2.5%
A seaweed extract that contains sugars and can be helpful in attracting water to the upper layers of the skin if used in high enough concentrations
1.5% - 1.8%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
1.1% - 1.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
An effective moisturizing ingredient that also has been shown to be effective in evening out the skin tone and reducing hyperpigmentation. It can help somewhat reduce wrinkles in skin
0.75% - 1.15%
0.8% - 1.2%
0.75% - 1.1%
Used to improve the product consistency and stabilize formulations
0.6% - 0.95%
Sulisobenzone. A UV filter. Is typically used to improve the product stability under exposure to UV light. It is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It can be used is larger concentrations as a sun protection ingredient for the skin, but can be irritating
0.65% - 0.95%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.45% - 0.7%
Help to stabilize the product formulation
0.35% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
A colorant (dye)
0.1% - 0.2%

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