DCL - DCL Clear Skin Anti-Blemish Hydrator

DCL DCL Clear Skin Anti-Blemish Hydrator

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • retinyl palmitate
  • niacinamide
  • ceramide 2
  • panthenol
  • alanine
  • allantoin
  • arginine
  • aspartic acid
  • bisabolol
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cholesterol
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • glycine soja oil
  • glycine soja seed extract
  • histidine
  • isoleucine
  • pca
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • proline
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • saccharomyces lysate extract
  • serine
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • threonine
  • +27 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"DCL Clear Skin Anti-Blemish Hydrator"
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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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: retinyl palmitate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product contains aspartic acid, retinyl palmitate, 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.

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This product might be able to help reduce hyperpigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains salicylic acid. The effect, if any, is likely to be small. 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.

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: alanine, glycine soja seed extract, retinyl palmitate.

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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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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: 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 2, panthenol

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

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)
2%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
4.4% - 5.4%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
3.9% - 4.8%
Used to thicken the product formulation
3% - 3.7%
Helps to improve the product consistency
2.4% - 2.9%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
1.8% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 1.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 1.6%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.3%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.7% - 1.1%
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.
0.7% - 1.1%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture
0.65% - 0.95%
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
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.55% - 0.85%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but research is missing
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.7%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.3% - 0.55%
0.45% - 0.65%
A stable derivative of pectin and vitamin C. It might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but evidence of effectiveness is lacking. Helps create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the product formulation
0.45% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.35% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Might be somewhat helpful in evening the skin tone.
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.6%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.45% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.45% - 0.65%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.35% - 0.65%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.4% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can have some anti-inflammatory effect
0.4% - 0.6%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.35% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.65%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.4% - 0.6%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.35% - 0.65%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.35% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.2% - 0.4%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.2% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A preservative
0.25% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
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% - 0.3%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.15%

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