DHC - Clarifying Pore Cover Base

DHC Clarifying Pore Cover Base

  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • stearyl glycyrrhetinate
  • zinc oxide
  • +6 more
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WIMJ summary

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

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"The lightweight, powdery gel is formulated with zinc oxide to purify your complexion, whilst olive leaf extract gently hydrates your skin, ensuring a matte, clean and clear finish with every use."
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: sodium hyaluronate, butylene glycol.

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, cyclopentasiloxane.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps thicken the product consistency
23% - 34%
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
6.4% - 9.6%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
5.1% - 7.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
3.7% - 5.5%
A type of silicone that helps create a nice product consistency and support the delivery of other ingredients
2.9% - 4.4%
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
2.5% - 3.8%
1.7% - 2.5%
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
1.9% - 2.8%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
1.2% - 1.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.6% - 1.4%
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps the function of sunscreen and pigment ingredients in the formulation
0.55% - 1.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
A fatty acid derived from licorice. Works as an emollient and can help calm down inflammation
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.45% - 1.05%
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.
0.2% - 0.7%
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
0.15% - 0.55%
Plain old water
0.1% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
Used in cosmetics for its fragrance
0.1% - 0.3%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but evidence for effectiveness in skin is missing
0.05% - 0.3%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. It might be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%

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