Paulaschoice - CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution

Paulaschoice CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • panthenol
  • dipotassium glycyrrhizate
  • glycerin
  • hyaluronic acid
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Powered by salicylic acid, this non-irritating anti-acne powerhouse gently exfoliates dead skin and offers antimicrobial benefits while green tea soothes for a calm, clear complexion."
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?
"CLEAR Regular Strength Anti-Redness Exfoliating Solution"
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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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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, hyaluronic acid.

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
23% - 35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
5.7% - 8.6%
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)
1.25% - 2.5%
Plain old water
3.3% - 5%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
2.5% - 3.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.2% - 3.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.9% - 2.9%
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
1.7% - 2.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.6% - 2.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.9%
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
0.6% - 1.4%
0.5% - 1.2%
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%

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