Dermalogica Clear Start Soothing Hydrating Lotion

Dermalogica - Clear Start Soothing Hydrating Lotion
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
Can work for:
  • Anti-blemish
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • 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?
"Prep skin with Breakout Clearing Foaming Wash and Breakout Clearing All Over Toner."
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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What does the product description say?
"The ultra-lightweight and sheer formula rapidly absorbs into skin without feeling greasy, immediately working to optimise hydration levels and help balance excess sebum production for a more refined and even tone."
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
meets threshold
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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
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What does the product description say?
"Clear Start Soothing Hydrating Lotion"
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: saccharide isomerate, sodium hyaluronate.

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: squalane, glyceryl caprylate.

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

This product contains antioxidants (naringenin) 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
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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.
A non-drying alcohol that helps stabilize product formulations

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