DCL Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories DCL Skincare Clear Skin Anti-Blemish Hydrator Serum

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
86 /100
Can work for:
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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What does the product description say?
"DCL Skincare Clear Skin Anti-Blemish Hydrator Serum"
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WIMJ summary

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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product contains aspartic acid, serine, threonine. 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"It can reduce the intensity of scars and hyperpigmentation, particularly those related to past breakouts, while Vitamins E and A maintain elasticity."
WIMJ summary

This product might help improve the skin tone through exfoliation. In other words, it helps to speed up the shedding of cells from the upper layer of the skin, and this might help reduce hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Thanks to Lactic Acid, you’ll benefit from a brighter finish as the powerful ingredient frees your visage of dead skin."
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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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LOW
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HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"DCL Skincare Clear Skin Anti-Blemish Hydrator Serum"
From product name
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: alanine, allantoin.

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: arginine, phenyl trimethicone.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide ng, niacinamide, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

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)

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