Clinique - Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF15

Clinique Redness Solutions Daily Protective Base SPF15

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • phytosphingosine
  • ascophyllum nodosum extract
  • asparagopsis armata extract
  • bisabolol
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caffeine
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • pantethine
  • peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone
  • sea whip extract
  • silica
  • stearyl dimethicone
  • sucrose
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +16 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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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.

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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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: sucrose, butylene glycol.

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, octyldodecyl neopentanoate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: phytosphingosine

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
6.4%
Declared
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
2%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
7.5% - 9.1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
6.4% - 7.8%
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
4% - 4.8%
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
3.5% - 4.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.8% - 3.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
2.5% - 3%
1.9% - 2.4%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.6% - 2%
1.1% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.8% - 1.2%
Used to help evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in a formulation
0.7% - 1.05%
Brown seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.65% - 0.95%
Red seaweed extract. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some antioxidant effect
0.6% - 0.9%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 1%
Might help neutrlize free radicals, calm down inflammation, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
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.
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.85%
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% - 0.75%
Helps to hydrate the skin by improving its barrier funciton
0.55% - 0.85%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
0.55% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
A silicone that mixes with water creating nice light-weight product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.35% - 0.65%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1.05%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.3%
A dye
0.15% - 0.3%
A colorant adding a green color. Usually is not irritating
0.2% - 0.35%

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