Clinique - City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF25

Clinique City Block Sheer Oil-Free Daily Face Protector SPF25

SPF 25
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • linoleic acid
  • bisabolol
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • linolenic acid
  • pantethine
  • peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • stearyl dimethicone
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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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: saccharomyces lysate extract, 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, linolenic acid.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
6.7% - 8.2%
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
4.8% - 5.9%
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
3.2% - 3.9%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
2.7% - 3.3%
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
2.2% - 2.7%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.4% - 1.7%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.2%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.75% - 1.1%
A plant extract that can help strengthen the skin barrier function and improve skin moisture levels
0.7% - 1.05%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.65% - 0.95%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.65% - 1%
Has astringent properties. Creates a tightening and drying effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.9%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.6% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.55% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps create a nice silky finish on the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Is claimed to have anti-aging properties, but research about its effect in topical application is missing
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
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%
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.5% - 0.75%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
0.5% - 0.7%
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%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to stabilize the formula of product formulation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.5% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps to hydrate the skin by improving its barrier funciton
0.5% - 0.75%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.45% - 0.65%
0.5% - 0.7%
A silicone that mixes with water creating nice light-weight product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 1%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.5%
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)
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.2%

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