Clinique

Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator

Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator
4.4

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

5.6Humectancy3.3Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Clinique Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator has a moisturizing rating of 4.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a moderate Humectancy of 5.6 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.3 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
4
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Alcohol Denat.Botanical,SyntheticAntimicrobial,Astringent,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Polymethyl MethacrylateSyntheticFormula Helper
1.5
SilicaNaturally occurringAbrasive,Formula Helper
1.3
TalcNaturally occurringAbrasive,Formula Helper
1
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
TrisiloxaneSyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Hydrogenated PolyisobutenePetroleumEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Hydrogenated LecithinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
0.3
Sigesbeckia Orientalis ExtractBotanicalSoothing

Ingredients explained

Score

75

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.
Score

6

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Antifoaming, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

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.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

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.
Score

3

Function

Antimicrobial, Astringent, Fragrance, Antifoaming, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

Denatured alcohol is ethanol that contains additives that make it unsafe to consume. It is mainly used as a solvent and an antimicrobial agent. A major drawback to alcohol denat. is that it dries out the skin.
Score

2

Function

Bulking, Film-forming

Origin

Synthetic

A powdered ingredient with an impressive sensory profile that gives off a creamy, sometimes velvety feeling on the skin. It is made up of tiny microspheres that roll smoothly across the skin and create slip and high spreadability.

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