REN Clean Skincare Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel-Cream

Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel-Cream
3.7
/ 10
Moisturizing
6.3 Humectancy icon Humectancy
1.1 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. REN Clean Skincare Clarimatte T-Zone Balancing Gel-Cream has a moisturizing rating of 3.7 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 6.3 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.1 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
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2.5
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1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 6.3 10 6.3
6
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 2.2 20 1.1
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 3.7
All humectants
6.3
Glycerin
6
Glucose
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
2.2
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
1.3
Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
3.7
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 2.2 20 1.1
All occlusives
2.2
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
1.3
Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
0.3
All humectants 6.3 10 6.3
All humectants
6.3
Glycerin
6
Glucose
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 2.7 3 No
All antioxidants
2.7
Oryzanol
1.5
Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Pueraria Lobata Symbiosome Extract
0.3
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
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.
Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate
Est. %9
Function
Origin
An emollient ester that is derived from palm and palm kernel oil and is known for its velvety soft skin feel and excellent spreading properties.
Glycerin
Est. %6
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.
Lauryl Laurate
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Lauryl laurate is an ester of lauryl alcohol and lauric acid. It is used in skincare products as an emollient and also helps to stabilize the emulsions in creams and lotions (which makes them a bit more opaque).
Cetearyl Alcohol
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A blend of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, the fatty alcohols that are derived from palm oil. It helps to create emulsions that give off a soft and silky emollient feel and also increase product thickness.
Tapioca Starch
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
Tapioca starch is used to absorb excess oil and provide slip for dry powder formulations.
Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract
Est. %2
Function
Origin
An extract obtained from black willow bark. It contains astringent tannins and salicin (which is converted to salicylic acid). Salicin has similar anti-inflammatory activity to aspirin.
Oryzanol
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
Isolated from rice bran oil, it is an antioxidant mixture of various bioactive compounds, mainly esters of ferulic acid along with different sterols.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Glucose
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A simple sugar that is also one of two components of sucrose, or table sugar. It is used as a humectant in skincare products. Glucose is also used to flavor lip care cosmetics because of its mildly sweet taste.
Glucose Oxidase
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic version of a naturally occurring enzyme that protects skin from harmful light.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty oil expressed from sunflower seeds and one of the most commonly used oils in skincare. It has great emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Sunflower oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin E – an important skin antioxidant.
Lactoperoxidase
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Lactoperoxidase is an enzyme that is present in our saliva and the milk of all mammals. For use in the cosmetic industry, the enzyme is isolated from cow’s milk and used as a preservative in combination with other ingredients.
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An essential oil derived from common, or true, lavender. It is used in skincare for its lovely, calming scent. Like all essential oils, however, it may cause a contact skin allergy in more sensitive individuals.
Linalool
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant, volatile compound naturally present in many essential oils. It has a pleasant scent and is often used in skincare products as a fragrance. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
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.
Sodium Chloride
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
You’re definitely familiar with sodium chloride, even if you don’t think you are. It’s table salt! Salt works well with some cleansing ingredients (surfactants) to thicken them into gels. It also acts as a stabilizer for water-in-oil emulsions.
Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative agent.
Cassia Alata Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract derived from the leaves of the candle bush that contains powerful antifungal phytochemicals called anthraquinones. It is aimed at problematic and acne-prone skin.
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An essential oil expressed from the peels of the bergamot orange. The scent of bergamot oil is woodier than those of other citrus essential oils. This essential oil is still not recommended if you are sensitive to citrus fruits.
Crataegus Oxyacantha Stem Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Obtained from lavender flowers, this extract contains a fragrant essential oil along with various antioxidant and astringent flavonoids, terpenes, and phenolic acids. It is used in skincare for its refreshing, calming scent, or as a cleansing ingredient.
Limonene
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the most used fragrances in skincare products. It is produced from the peels of citrus fruits and has a fresh, pleasant, citrusy smell. People who are sensitive to citrus should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from a species of edible brown seaweed known as golden kelp, this extract contains many different moisturizing and gel-forming polysaccharides, antioxidant compounds, and minerals.
Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from cranberry seeds, this rich-in-antioxidants oil contains a combination of emollient and occlusive moisturizing omega-3,-6, and -9 fatty acids.
Bisabolol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An anti-inflammatory compound found naturally in German chamomile essential oil. It has a pleasant, sweet, and floral scent. Bisabolol also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties but can cause an allergic reaction in more sensitive individuals.
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.
Cetearyl Glucoside
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emulsifier that creates stable mixtures of oil in water that feel soft and spread easily. Cetearyl glucoside is sold with cetearyl alcohol as an emulsifier blend and also provides some body to the formula.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A soothing and astringent extract derived from the fragrant, spicy leaves of rosemary. It has strong antioxidant properties. Rosemary extract can reduce signs of inflammation and also acts as an emollient and antimicrobial agent.
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
Pueraria Lobata Symbiosome Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Callitris Intratropica Wood Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon