Clinique - iD™: Active Cartridge Concentrate for Fatigue

Clinique iD™: Active Cartridge Concentrate for Fatigue

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  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • acetyl carnitine hcl
  • adenosine phosphate
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • glycerin
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • phospholipids
  • +6 more
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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: glycolic acid, salicylic acid

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: albizia julibrissin bark 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.

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"Easy to use, the concentrate just needs to be added to a hydration base to give skin that burst of essential goodness."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, lactobacillus ferment.

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).

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This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

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Potential irritants

Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
glycolic acid
Has skin benefit
pentylene glycol
Has skin benefit
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.6% - 8.5%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) that helps to remove the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin reveling a more even, smoother complexation. It is also able to stimulate collagen production with long-term use. Could help to reduce pore congestion. It can be irritating to the skin. Apply sunscreen daily if using products with glycolic acid
3.7% - 5.5%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.8% - 4.2%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
2.1% - 3.1%
Is claimed to have anti-aging properties, but research about its effect in topical application is missing
1.7% - 2.5%
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)
1.1% - 1.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.3% - 2%
Might help improve cell turnover and reduce inflammation in skin. One study shows that the ingredients might be able to stimulate collagen production in skin
1% - 1.5%
A plant extract that might help to neutralize free radicals in skin. Is claimed to help reduce hyperpigmentation but evidence is missing
0.6% - 1.4%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.5% - 1.15%
0.4% - 0.95%
Might be helpful in decreasing sebum production making the skin less oily. Is claimed to be able to support ceramide production in skin that leads to better hydration, but evidence is lacking. Is able to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.35% - 0.75%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.75%
Could be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, evening out the skin tone and neutralizing free radicals, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.15% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.3%
A colorant
0.05% - 0.2%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.15%

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