Dermalogica - Active Clearing Overnight Clearing Gel

Dermalogica Active Clearing Overnight Clearing Gel

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • niacinamide
  • panthenol
  • 10-hydroxydecanoic acid
  • caffeine
  • camellia oleifera leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • hydrogenated vegetable oil
  • oleanolic acid
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • yeast extract
  • zinc gluconate
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
91 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Active Clearing Overnight Clearing Gel"
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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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HIGH
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"Nighttime gel helps clear breakouts and reduce visible skin aging."
WIMJ summary

This product contains camellia oleifera leaf extract. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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LOW
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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
HIGH
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LOW
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"Salicylic Acid reduces breakouts and congestion, Hyaluronic Acid aids hydration and Tea Tree aids in healing and soothing."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia oleifera leaf extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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Potential irritants

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%
Helps dissolve other ingredients and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
6.3% - 7.7%
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
3.7% - 4.5%
2.9% - 3.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.3% - 2.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.9% - 2.3%
1.5% - 1.8%
1.2% - 1.5%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
1% - 1.2%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation, even though it is not usually used in sufficient concentration in cosmetics
0.75% - 1.1%
0.7% - 1.05%
Plant extract. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.95%
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
0.55% - 0.85%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.6% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals. Can have a dehydration effect that might somewhat decrease the look of puffy eyes
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and slow down the water loss from its surface
0.35% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Might be helpful against blemishes, work as an anti-oxidant, reduce inflammation and improve skin's ability to hold on to moisture, but more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness when applied topically to human skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.4% - 0.6%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.6%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.35% - 0.65%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Aromatic plant oil used in cosmetics as a fragrance. A likely irritant
0.35% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.3% - 0.6%
0.45% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.35% - 0.65%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.3% - 0.5%
An essential oil that is likely to be irritating and can cause photosensitivity
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.4%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
0.25% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
0.15% - 0.25%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.15%
0.05% - 0.1%

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