Clinique - Smart™ Custom-Repair Serum

Clinique Smart™ Custom-Repair Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • ascorbyl glucoside
  • salicylic acid
  • aminopropyl ascorbyl phosphate
  • acetyl glucosamine
  • acetyl hexapeptide-8
  • palmitoyl oligopeptide
  • algae extract
  • arabidopsis thaliana extract
  • caffeine
  • cholesterol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • dimethoxytolyl propylresorcinol
  • ergothioneine
  • faex
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja protein
  • glycyrrhetinic acid
  • isododecane
  • micrococcus lysate
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • plankton extract
  • polysilicone-11
  • sigesbeckia orientalis extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • titanium dioxide
  • triticum vulgare germ extract
  • yeast extract
  • +27 more
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This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

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What does the product description say?
"A blend of Peptides, Glucosamine and Salicylic Acid help refine the look of fine lines."
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains acetyl glucosamine.

These ingredients in the product can also be helpful, even though there is less evidence for their effectiveness: acetyl hexapeptide-8, arabidopsis thaliana extract, ascorbyl glucoside, palmitoyl oligopeptide.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

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"Brightening botanicals and Vitamin C help visibly reduce the appearance of dark spots and discoloration."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: acetyl glucosamine, 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: ascorbyl glucoside, dimethoxytolyl propylresorcinol, glycine soja protein, glycyrrhetinic acid.

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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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: salicylic acid.

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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: algae extract, faex.

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, peg-10 dimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl glucosamine, acetyl hexapeptide-8, palmitoyl oligopeptide

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This product contains antioxidants (glycyrrhetinic acid) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - ascorbyl glucoside also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
1.25% - 2.5%
Plain old water
12% - 15%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
6.5% - 8%
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
4.8% - 5.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
3.8% - 4.6%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
3.4% - 4.1%
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
2.6% - 3.1%
A vitamin C derivative that is more stable but less potent than pure form of vitamin C. Has a potential to boost collagen production, nutralise free radicals and reduce hyperpigmentation, but the required concentration is likely to be much higher than for the pure form of vitamin C, limiting the ingredient's effectiveness in products
2.1% - 2.6%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
1.8% - 2.2%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.3% - 1.6%
An aromatic irritating plant extract that can cause photosensitivity in skin
0.95% - 1.2%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
1% - 1.3%
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
0.9% - 1.1%
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
1% - 1.3%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.9% - 1.15%
A plant extract that can contain an anti-inflammatory compound
0.8% - 1.2%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.95% - 1.15%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.75% - 1.15%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.7% - 1%
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
0.65% - 1%
Yeast extract. Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.65% - 0.95%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.6% - 0.9%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Preliminary studies show that it can be more effective than coenzyme Q10 but studies on effective concentration for topical applications are lacking
0.6% - 0.9%
A protein derived from milk. In skincare products, might help to soften the upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 1%
Consists of remains of dead bacteria cells. Is likely helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals in skin. It is claimed to be a "DNA repair enzyme"
0.6% - 0.9%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.7% - 1.05%
Creates a nice, smooth skin finish
0.6% - 0.9%
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)
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.7% - 1.05%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.6% - 0.95%
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
0.65% - 1%
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.
0.65% - 0.95%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
Can help reduce hyperpigmentation and lighten skin, but additional research is needed to test its effectiveness on human skin
0.6% - 0.9%
A mineral that is used to improve the texture of cosmetic products
0.65% - 0.95%
Active compound of licorice root. Works to calm down inflammation, as an anti-oxidant, and might be helpful in lightening the skin and reducing hyperpigmentation
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.65% - 1%
Plant extract that might be helpful in repairing sun damage but evidence of effectiveness in skin are lacking
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.7% - 1.05%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Is claimed to have anti-aging properties, but research about its effect in topical application is missing
0.6% - 0.9%
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.
0.6% - 0.9%
A more stable but less potent derivative of vitamin C. It can help neautralize free radicals and even out the skin tone if used in high enough concentration (required levels are likely to be much higher than for pure vitamin C, and solid studies are lacking at the moment)
0.5% - 0.7%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.5% - 0.75%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps create a thicker product consistency. Might be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together and create gel-like textures
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.35% - 0.65%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.5% - 0.75%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
A yellow dye
0.2% - 0.35%
A colorant
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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