Neutrogena - Clear and Defend Oil Free Moisturiser

Neutrogena Clear and Defend Oil Free Moisturiser

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • lactic acid
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
25 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"The light-weight and oil-free moisturiser is silky-smooth, and glides across the skin as it soothes without clogging your pores."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"Formulated with aloe vera and chamomile, the NEUTROGENA® Clear & Defend Moisturiser is clinically proven to help prevent spots and fade spot marks while respecting the skin’s natural balance, for a smoother, clearer complexion."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Clear and Defend Oil Free Moisturiser"
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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: glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf extract.

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, c12-15 alkyl benzoate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
6.6% - 8.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
4.1% - 5%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.5% - 3.1%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
2.2% - 2.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.8% - 2.1%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.6% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.9%
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
1.4% - 1.7%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
1% - 1.3%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.75% - 1.15%
0.65% - 1%
0.6% - 0.9%
0.6% - 0.85%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.75%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.5% - 0.75%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.5% - 0.75%
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)
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.3% - 0.55%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.5%
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)
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together and works as a cleansing agent (detergent). Also used as a preservative. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.1% - 0.15%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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