Clinique

Superbalanced Makeup

Superbalanced Makeup
5.8

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy1.6Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Clinique Superbalanced Makeup has a moisturizing rating of 5.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.6 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
40
CyclopentasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
22
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
11
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
CyclohexasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
4
Polymethyl MethacrylateSyntheticFormula Helper
3
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
2
Hydrogenated PolyisobutenePetroleumEmollient,Formula Helper
1.5
PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone SyntheticFormula Helper
1
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) ExtractBotanicalSoothing
0.3
Hydrolyzed Soy ProteinBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
0.3
Tocopheryl AcetateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant
0.3
Octyldodecyl Stearoyl StearateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

40

Function

Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A lightweight, fast-spreading emollient that leaves a very soft and silky after-feel on the skin. Supplied as a clear and colorless liquid, cyclopentasiloxane is often used as a solvent to dissolve other silicones in.
Score

22

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

11

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.
Score

6

Function

Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A clear silicone fluid with very low viscosity that is commonly used as a solvent and emollient. It has excellent spreadability, rubs in quickly, and leaves a silky smooth after-feel on the skin.
Score

4

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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