Clinique - Acne Solutions™ Acne + Line Correcting Serum

Clinique Acne Solutions™ Acne + Line Correcting Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • caffeine
  • diethylhexyl succinate
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • lens esculenta fruit extract
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • palmaria palmata extract
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • porphyra yezoensis extract
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • thermus thermophillus ferment
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +17 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Acne Solutions™ Acne + Line Correcting Serum"
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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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"Clinique's Acne Solutions Acne + Line Correcting Serum is a acne serum developed specifically for adult skins experiencing breakouts along with lines and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl hexapeptide-8. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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MEDIUM
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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
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What does the product description say?
"Gentle, hydrating, oil-free formula helps clear and treat acne without dryness or irritation."
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: dimethicone, phenyl trimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl hexapeptide-8

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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)
1%
Declared
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
7.6%
Declared
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
5.1%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.5% - 6.7%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
5% - 6.1%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
3.9% - 4.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
3.2% - 3.9%
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
2.6% - 3.2%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
2.3% - 2.8%
A type of silicone that helps to soften upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
2% - 2.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.9% - 2.3%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
1.3% - 1.6%
1.1% - 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.
1% - 1.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1% - 1.2%
0.95% - 1.15%
A plant extract containing sugars that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed by the manufacturer to help reduce pore size but evidence is lacking
0.8% - 1.15%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.75% - 1.15%
0.75% - 1.1%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1.1%
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
0.7% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.65% - 1%
A plant extract that can contain an antioxidant compound
0.65% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.9%
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
0.6% - 0.95%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.6% - 0.95%
Might be helpful in neutralising free radicals in skin and have some hydration properties
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 0.95%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
0.6% - 0.9%
0.65% - 0.95%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.6% - 0.95%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 0.95%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.6% - 0.95%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.65% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.65% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.6% - 0.9%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.5% - 0.7%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.5% - 0.75%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.45% - 0.65%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.35% - 0.65%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.35% - 0.6%

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