Clinique - Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice A Day Exfoliator

Clinique Clarifying Lotion 1.0 Twice A Day Exfoliator

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • caffeine
  • capryloyl glycine
  • glycerin
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sucrose
  • trehalose
  • +6 more
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100 /100
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"For oilier skin, twice-daily exfoliation helps minimize excess oil and keep pores clear."
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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"It even helps the look of fine, dry lines disappear."
WIMJ summary

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

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
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: acetyl glucosamine, salicylic acid

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
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"A dermatologist-developed liquid exfoliating lotion that clears the way for smoother, brighter-looking skin."
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
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What does the product description say?
"For drier skin, twice-daily exfoliation helps remove surface flakes that can be a barrier to moisture absorption."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": biosaccharide gum-1, glycerin.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
5.7% - 8.5%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
3.6% - 5.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
2.7% - 4%
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% - 3.1%
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
1.6% - 2.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.4% - 2.1%
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
1% - 1.5%
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)
0.55% - 1.3%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.55% - 1.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together, preserve cosmetic products, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps adjust the product pH and stabilize the formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps preserve product formulations
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%

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