Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream

Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream
9.4
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.9 Humectancy icon Humectancy
9.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Intensely moisturizing. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Cream has a moisturizing rating of 9.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a very high Humectancy of 9.9 out of 10 and a very high Occlusivity of 9.0 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
9
6
4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.9 10 9.9
9
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 18.1 20 9.0
6.0
4.0 x 2
2.5
1.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 9.4
All humectants
9.9
Glycerin
9
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Butylene Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
18.1
Dimethicone
6.0
Petrolatum
4.0 x 2
Tridecyl Trimellitate
2.5
Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate
1.3
Propylene Glycol Dicaprate
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
9.4
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6
4 x 2
2.5
1.3
0.3
All occlusives 18.1 20 9.0
All occlusives
18.1
Dimethicone
6.0
Petrolatum
4.0 x 2
Tridecyl Trimellitate
2.5
Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate
1.3
Propylene Glycol Dicaprate
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.9 10 9.9
All humectants
9.9
Glycerin
9
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Butylene Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
All antioxidants 0.3 3 No
All antioxidants
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %65
Function
Origin
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.
Glycerin
Est. %9
Function
Origin
The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Dimethicone
Est. %6
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Petrolatum
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Also known as Vaseline, this is the most powerful occlusive moisturizer and at least twice as effective as other occlusives. This is why we multiply the petrolatum score by 2 when calculating the Occlusivity of the product. Petrolatum is not comedogenic.
Tridecyl Stearate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Tridecyl Trimellitate
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Polyglyceryl-10 Pentastearate
Est. %2
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Behenyl Alcohol
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A fatty alcohol with emollient properties. It is used as a co-emulsifier and thickener and tends to result in a product with a smooth and creamy application texture.
Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A soothing, cooling, and emollient extract derived from cucumbers. Cucumber has been used in skincare for centuries and is used to treat skin problems such as eye swelling, sunburn, and itchy and irritated skin.
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A waxy solid fatty alcohol derived from palm oil. It is most commonly used as a co-emulsifier and affects the final aesthetic of the product, leaving a soft and silky feeling on the skin. Cetyl alcohol is also used as a viscosity controlling agent.
Yellow 6 (CI 15985)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A petroleum-derived reddish-yellow dye, also known as Sunset Yellow. It is the third most used pigment in food, cosmetics, and drugs.
Red 33 (CI 17200)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as D&C Red 33 or Acid Red 33, this ingredient is a synthetic azo used to color skincare products. It produces a cool red hue, with undertones of blue that lead to a hint of purple.
Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A bright yellow colorant that is often also listed as FD&C Yellow 5.
Hordeum Vulgare Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A soothing and emollient extract derived from barley, a cereal grain commonly used in the breadmaking and beer fermentation process. It contains a beneficial polysaccharide called beta-glucan, as well as flavonoids and organic acids.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seedcake
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The solid remaining after the oil pressing of sunflower seeds. The seed cake is used in skincare for its grainy structure as an abrasive ingredient in peelings. It leaves the skin feeling smooth and soft due to the sunflower oil content.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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.
Carbomer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient with the ability to gel water. When used in emulsions, such as lotions and creams, carbomer can also act as an emulsion stabilizer.
Caprylyl Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient that improves product spreadability and offers a silky feel on the skin. It also acts as a preservative booster that improves the efficacy of other preservatives. According to the manufacturer, it is also a humectant moisturizer.
PEG-100 Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
This surfactant is more specifically classified as an emulsifier that produces oil-in-water emulsions. PEG-100 stearate can also be used as a cleansing agent.
Propylene Glycol Dicaprate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A thin, non-viscous emollient that gives shine with a smooth, non-greasy, and slightly powdery after-feel. It is often compared to mineral oil and can be used to replace this heavier oil without feeling overly greasy.
Sodium Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sodium salt of famous hyaluronic acid. A potent humectant that hydrates the skin, supports collagen function, and fills out small wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate also offers soothing and antioxidant properties.
Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A negatively charged surfactant that mixes oils with water and cleanses skin.
Tromethamine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ingredient based on amino acids that is commonly used as a pH adjuster. It has a high pH, which means that it is basic (alkaline), so adding tromethamine to a skincare product will increase its overall pH level.