Clinique

City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub

City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub

Overview

Clinique City Block Purifying Charcoal Clay Mask + Scrub falls into the category of products that are meant to be rinsed off, peeled off, or taken off. We believe that the moisturizing effects of these products end as soon as they are removed from the skin, no matter how many moisturizing ingredients are on the ingredient list. This is why we don’t provide a moisturizing rating for them.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

IngredientOriginFunctions
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
KaolinNaturally occurringAbrasive,Colorant,Formula Helper
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
SilicaNaturally occurringAbrasive,Formula Helper
Magnesium Aluminum SilicateNaturally occurringFormula Helper
Charcoal PowderNaturally occurringAbrasive,Colorant,Formula Helper
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
PEG-100 StearateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl TaurateBotanical,SyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
Gentiana Lutea Root ExtractBotanicalFragrance
Laminaria Saccharina ExtractAlgaeSoothing,Fragrance
Tocopheryl AcetateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant

Ingredients explained

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Function

Abrasive, Colorant, Absorbent, Anticaking, Bulking, Opacifying, Slip modifier

Origin

Naturally occurring

A type of mineral clay milled into a white, very fine powder. It is able to absorb sweat and oil, which then helps to keep the skin matte. The larger particles of kaolin are used in skin scrubs as an abrasive ingredient.
Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

A clear, colorless liquid humectant that draws moisture to the skin. The humectancy of butylene glycol, owed to its two hydroxyl groups, is quite considerable, although not as powerful as glycerin, which contains three hydroxyl groups.
Function

Abrasive, Absorbent, Anticaking, Bulking, Dispersing, Opacifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Naturally occurring

A widely used cosmetic ingredient with the same chemical composition as the sand found on beaches. A common function of silica is its ability to control viscosity. In certain chemical forms, it can effectively thicken cream-style products.
Function

Absorbent, Anticaking, Bulking, Opacifying, Slip modifier, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Naturally occurring

A naturally occurring clay that is hygroscopic, which means that it easily absorbs water. This ingredient is thus commonly used as an absorbent and emulsion stabilizer. It also modifies slip by improving the spreadability of the products it is used in.

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