Clinique - Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • caffeine
  • glycerin
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sucrose
  • +7 more
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FULFILLED
33 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser"
From product name
WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (carbomer, cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine, disodium cocoyl glutamate, lauramidopropyl betaine, laureth-2, polysorbate 20, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium laureth sulfate) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

Even though this formulation is mild, the following cleansing agents could trigger an irritation or allergy for some people: sodium laureth sulfate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Delivering a deep pore cleansing action, the luxurious emulsion gently dissolves dirt, excess oil and dead, dull skin cells to reveal a glowing, healthy-looking complexion."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser"
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WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 5.6%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
4.3% - 6.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
2.6% - 3.9%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
2% - 3%
2% - 3%
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
1.3% - 2%
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% - 1.6%
Used as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
1.3% - 2%
0.55% - 1.25%
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.3% - 0.75%
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)
0.15% - 0.5%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.55%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.1% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.5%
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
0.1% - 0.5%
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.15% - 0.6%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.55%
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to improve the product consistency and stabilize formulations
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.05% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
Help to stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.05% - 0.2%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.15%
A colorant
0.05% - 0.1%

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