Clinique - Superdefense™ SPF 40 Fatigue + 1st Signs of Age Multi-Correcting Gel

Clinique Superdefense™ SPF 40 Fatigue + 1st Signs of Age Multi-Correcting Gel

SPF 40
PROMISES
FULFILLED
60 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
Key ingredients
  • niacinamide
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • 7-dehydrocholesterol
  • acetyl carnitine hcl
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WIMJ summary

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

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.

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"Superdefense™ SPF 40 Fatigue + 1st Signs of Age Multi-Correcting Gel"
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WIMJ summary

This product contains adenosine phosphate, arabidopsis thaliana extract, creatine. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works. The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
meets threshold
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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: faex, glycerin.

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, dimethiconol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (creatine) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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
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

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