Dermalogica

Active Clay Cleanser

Active Clay Cleanser

Overview

Dermalogica Active Clay Cleanser 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

IngredientOriginFunctions
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
Sodium Cocoyl IsethionateBotanical,SyntheticCleansing
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient,Fragrance
KaolinNaturally occurringAbrasive,Colorant,Formula Helper
Glyceryl Stearate SEBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
PEG-100 StearateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
Coconut AcidBotanicalEmollient,Cleansing,Formula Helper
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
Charcoal PowderNaturally occurringAbrasive,Colorant,Formula Helper
Sodium Astrocaryum MurumuruateEmollient,Cleansing

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

Cleansing

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A coconut-derived surfactant that features gentle cleansing capabilities. This mild cleansing agent is commonly used in skin cleansing products and is especially useful in solid bar cleansers, like syndet bars.
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.
Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Antioxidant, Emollient, Fragrance

Origin

Botanical

A fatty oil pressed from safflower seeds that is used as an occlusive moisturizer and emollient. It contains unusually high amounts of linoleic acid (up to 70%), as well as antioxidant compounds such as vitamin E, phytosterols, and phenolics.
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.

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