Clinique - For Men Dark Spot Corrector

Clinique For Men Dark Spot Corrector

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester
  • salicylic acid
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • caffeine
  • cholesterol
  • dimethicone
  • dimethoxytolyl propylresorcinol
  • faex
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • isododecane
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • polysilicone-11
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • vitis vinifera fruit extract
  • yeast extract
  • +16 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Improves and unifies skin tone for a younger look."
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: acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, 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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What does the product description say?
"For Men 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, morus nigra root extract.

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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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, 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, peg-10 dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, acetyl glucosamine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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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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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
5.9% - 7.2%
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
4.2% - 5.1%
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%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
2.4% - 2.9%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.9% - 2.3%
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
1.7% - 2.1%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
1.2% - 1.5%
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
0.95% - 1.15%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 1%
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
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin and have some skin-lightening effect, but good evidence is missing
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin, but is less potent than the extract from the seeds
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic irritating plant extract that can cause photosensitivity in skin
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that might contain an active compound orthosilicic acid that could be helpful to regulate the level of pigment in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that can help strengthen the skin barrier function and improve skin moisture levels
0.25% - 0.45%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
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.
0.3% - 0.55%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
Creates a nice, smooth skin finish
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.35% - 0.65%
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)
0.25% - 0.4%
Can help reduce hyperpigmentation and lighten skin, but additional research is needed to test its effectiveness on human skin
0.25% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.25% - 0.45%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
A yellow dye
0.2% - 0.35%
A colorant
0.15% - 0.25%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.1% - 0.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.2% - 0.35%

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