Clinique - 's Best-Selling Minis

Clinique 's Best-Selling Minis

WORKS FOR
  • Cleansing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • palmitoyl hexapeptide-12
  • palmitoyl tetrapeptide-7
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-1
  • phytosphingosine
  • trifluoroacetyl tripeptide-2
  • algae extract
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caffeine
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cetyl esters
  • dextran
  • dimethicone
  • faex
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja protein
  • hydroxyethyl urea
  • kaolin
  • laminaria saccharina extract
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • molasses extract
  • saccharide isomerate
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • silica
  • silybum marianum extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium polyaspartate
  • squalane
  • sucrose
  • thermus thermophillus ferment
  • titanium dioxide
  • trehalose
  • yeast extract
  • +35 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
66 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Take The Day OffTM with a balm makeup remover feels like a spa treat."
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, glyceryl stearate, glycine soja protein, hexylene glycol, hydrogenated lecithin, lauramidopropyl betaine, laureth-2, oleth-10, peg-100 stearate, polysorbate 20, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium laureth sulfate, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate, sucrose stearate, xanthan gum) 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, sodium methyl cocoyl taurate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"For a delightful clean, City Block PurifyingTM Mask detoxifies and polishes skin."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"-1 oz/ 30 mL Clinique Pep-StartTM Two-in-One Exfoliating Cleanser -0."
WIMJ summary

This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: hydroxyethyl urea.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 5.2%
Works as a foaming cleansing agent
4.8% - 5.9%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
2.9% - 3.5%
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% - 2.8%
2.2% - 2.7%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
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
1.2% - 1.4%
Used as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
0.7% - 1.05%
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.35% - 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)
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
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
0.2% - 0.35%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.1% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to improve the product consistency and stabilize formulations
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
Help to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.15% - 0.25%
A yellow dye
0.15% - 0.25%
A colorant
0.15% - 0.25%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.2% - 0.35%
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.
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps soften upper layer of the skin and can enhance penetration of other ingredients into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to thicken the product's texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.25%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.1% - 0.2%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have a weak skin-lightening effect, but solid research is missing
0.1% - 0.2%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.1% - 0.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
A protein derived from milk. In skincare products, might help to soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.25%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.2%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.15% - 0.25%
A type of lipid that is naturally present in skin. It might help in repairing skin barrier function and has anti-bacterial effect
0.2% - 0.35%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.1% - 0.2%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.2%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
A plant extract that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it. It might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. It might be somewhat helpful for evening out the skin tone. It might be able to support elastin production but solid research is lacking
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.3%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.15% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
A type of silicone that helps to create nice product texture and is used as an anti-foaming agent
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the most upper layer of the skin. Derived from sugar
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of silicone. Used to improve product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.1% - 0.2%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.15% - 0.25%
A derivative of urea, a compound that is naturally present in skin. Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
Might be able to help neutralize free radical, calm down inflammation in skin, and even skin tone
0.15% - 0.25%
Has astringent properties. Creates a tightening and drying effect on the skin. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
Might be helpful in neutralising free radicals in skin and have some hydration properties
0.1% - 0.2%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.25%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
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.
0.15% - 0.3%
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.
0.15% - 0.25%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A colorant
0.15% - 0.3%
A yellow dye
0.15% - 0.3%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
0.25% - 0.45%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be used as cleansing agent
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that can help strengthen the skin barrier function and improve skin moisture levels
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
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.
0.15% - 0.3%
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% - 0.25%
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
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.2%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.1% - 0.25%
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% - 0.25%

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