REN Clean Skincare - Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream

REN Clean Skincare Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-blemish
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bisabolol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera fruit extract
  • glucose
  • glucose oxidase
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • lactobacillus
  • lactoperoxidase
  • laminaria ochroleuca extract
  • tocopherol
  • vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
41 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Reduces shine and the appearance of blemishes and breakouts."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Global protection complex Antileukine from Ochroleuca Seaweed, Tocotrienols from Arctic Cranberry Seed Oil, Kaempferol from Candle Tree Leaves and Leghemoglobin from Kudzu Zymbiozome protect the skin against UV induced damage and premature ageing."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

This ingredient vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel Cream"
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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, glucose.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

This product contains antioxidants (vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil) 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
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
5.6% - 6.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 4.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.1% - 3.8%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.3% - 2.9%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
2% - 2.4%
A plant extract that might contain salicylic acid
1.7% - 2%
Used to increase effectiveness of preservatives
1.4% - 1.7%
An anti-oxidant that helps stabilize product formulations. Might help neutralise free radicals in skin
1.2% - 1.4%
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
1% - 1.2%
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.5% - 0.8%
A plant oil that can help neutralize free radicals, soften the upper layer of the skin, and support skin's barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.35% - 0.65%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.6%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.4% - 0.65%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A non-living ingredient made by fermentation with the bacteria Lactobacillus. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help reduce inflammation
0.2% - 0.4%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In theory, could support healthy skin's microbiome, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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