Clinique - Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector

Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • salicylic acid
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • caffeine
  • cholesterol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethoxytolyl propylresorcinol
  • faex
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • isododecane
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • polysilicone-11
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • yeast extract
  • +15 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Clinique For Men Super Energizer™ Anti-Fatigue Hydrating Concentrate Broad Spectrum SPF 25"
WIMJ summary

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

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

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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LOW
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"Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector"
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WIMJ summary

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

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually can help even out the skin tone: ascorbyl glucoside, dimethoxytolyl propylresorcinol, glycyrrhetinic 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
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Clinique For Men Super Energizer™ Anti-Fatigue Hydrating Concentrate Broad Spectrum SPF 25"
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: faex, saccharomyces lysate extract.

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, peg-10 dimethicone.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (glycyrrhetinic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - ascorbyl glucoside also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
6% - 7.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
5.2% - 6.3%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
3.2% - 3.9%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
2.4% - 2.9%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
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
1.7% - 2.1%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
1.6% - 1.9%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
1.2% - 1.5%
Used to thicken the product consistency
1% - 1.3%
An aromatic irritating plant extract that can cause photosensitivity in skin
0.7% - 1.05%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.7% - 1%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.6% - 0.95%
Has astringent properties. Creates a tightening and drying effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
Can help reduce hyperpigmentation and lighten skin, but additional research is needed to test its effectiveness on human skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might contain a compound baicalin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals and reducing inflammation in skin. The baicalin concentration in skincare products is often too low for an effective action. Can be used for its fragrant properties
0.5% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might contain arbutin, a compound that has skin-lightening properties. Might have some anti-oxidant activity. Is unlikely to be effective though in the concentrations typically used in skincare products
0.45% - 0.7%
A mushroom extract that might have some skin-lightening and moisturizing properties, but solid research is lacking. It is unlikely to be effective in the concentration used in skincare products
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.35% - 0.6%
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)
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.5% - 0.7%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.35% - 0.65%
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.
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of silicone that helps to create nice product texture and is used as an anti-foaming agent
0.35% - 0.6%
Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Creates a nice, smooth skin finish
0.3% - 0.55%
Is claimed to have anti-aging properties, but research about its effect in topical application is missing
0.3% - 0.5%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A colorant
0.15% - 0.25%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.15%

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