Clinique - Moisture Surge SPF25 Sheertint Hydrator

Clinique Moisture Surge SPF25 Sheertint Hydrator

SPF 25
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caffeine
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sucrose
  • titanium dioxide
  • trehalose
  • zinc oxide
  • +9 more
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FULFILLED
58 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

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.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"Thanks to the Mimetic-Shade Technology, it will blend into almost any skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients () that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

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"Moisture Surge SPF25 Sheertint Hydrator"
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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: glycerin, 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, c12-15 alkyl benzoate.

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%
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
6% - 7.3%
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
5.1% - 6.2%
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
4% - 4.9%
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
3.5% - 4.3%
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
3% - 3.7%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
1.6% - 2%
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
1.4% - 1.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.9% - 1.1%
0.65% - 1%
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.
0.6% - 0.9%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.5% - 0.7%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but data on its effectiveness is lacking. While the majority of the content is plain water, it can contain some goodies like vitamins, enzymes, minerals, and humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.45% - 0.65%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.35% - 0.6%
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% - 0.6%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.45% - 0.7%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to thicken the product's texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.55%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.25% - 0.5%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.2% - 0.4%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.25% - 0.45%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.2% - 0.4%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.3%

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