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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

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Clinique Acne Solutions Acne + Line Correcting Serum (2018 formulation)

Clinique Acne Solutions Acne + Line Correcting Serum (2018 formulation)

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Serums & Essences

BRAND

Clinique

DATA LAST UPDATED

September 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • MODERATE
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 04
SODIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
PHENOXYETHANOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) antifoaming agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin protectant, antifoaming, emollient, skin conditioning, skin protecting
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
POLYSORBATE-20
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, surfactant - emulsifying agent, surfactant - solubilizing agent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
BIS-PEG-18 METHYL ETHER DIMETHYL SILANE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, surfactant - foam booster, surfactant - hydrotrope, emollient, foam boosting, hair conditioning, humectant, hydrotrope, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
LAURYL PEG-9 POLYDIMETHYLSILOXYETHYL DIMETHICONE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
TOCOPHERYL ACETATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredient score: 03
PEG-8
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) humectant, solvent
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)
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Ingredient score: 03
SODIUM BENZOATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative, anticorrosive, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
GLYCERIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, humectant, oral care agent;oral health care drug, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin protectant, viscosity decreasing agent, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 02
LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATERAQUAEAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
BUTYLENE GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, viscositydecreasing agent, humectant, masking, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - nonaqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
METHYL TRIMETHICONE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, solvent, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
METHYL GLUCETH-20
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
POLYSILICONE-11
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) film former, film forming
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Ingredient score: 01
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) cosmetic astringent
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, bulking, emollient, hair conditioning, moisturising, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS EXTRACT
Appeared as: SIGESBECKIA ORIENTALIS (ST. PAUL'S WORT) EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning, tonic
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Ingredient score: 01
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY) EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
PLANKTON EXTRACT
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
LAMINARIA SACCHARINA EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, not reported
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL HEXAPEPTIDE-8
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
ACETYL GLUCOSAMINE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CAFFEINE
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN
Appeared as: GLYCINE SOJA PROTEIN (SOYBEAN)
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifyingagent, emollient, moisturising, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
AMINOPROPYL ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
CHOLESTEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, viscosity increasing agent -nonaqueous, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning, stabilising, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
CAPRYLYL GLYCOL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, emollient, hair conditioning, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
MICROCOCCUS LYSATE
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
PALMITOYL HEXAPEPTIDE 12
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
WHEY PROTEIN
Appeared as: WHEY PROTEINLACTIS PROTEINPROTéINE DU PETIT-LAIT
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, hair conditioning, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM HYALURONATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, humectant, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 01
AMMONIUM ACRYLOYLDIMETHYLTAURATE/ VP COPOLYMER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CARBOMER
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) emulsion stabilizer, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
GLYCERYL POLYMETHACRYLATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) film former, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
SODIUM CITRATE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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Ingredient score: 01
DISODIUM EDTA
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, chelating, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/Eau , Dimethicone , Butylene Glycol , Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer , Methyl Trimethicone , Polysorbate 20 , Bis-Peg-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane , Lauryl Peg-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone , Glycerin , Methyl Gluceth-20 , Polysilicone-11 , Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Flower Extract , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract , Sigesbeckia Orientalis (St. Paul'S Wort) Extract , Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Extract , Plankton Extract , Laminaria Saccharina Extract , Acetyl Hexapeptide-8 , Acetyl Glucosamine , Caffeine , Glycine Soja (Soybean) Protein , Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate , Cholesterol , Caprylyl Glycol , Micrococcus Lysate , Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12 , Lecithin , Whey Protein/Lactis Protein/Proteine Du Petit-Lait , Sodium Hyaluronate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Peg-8 , Sodium Hydroxide , Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer , Xanthan Gum , Carbomer , Glyceryl Polymethacrylate , Sodium Benzoate , Sodium Citrate , Disodium Edta , Phenoxyethanol

Directions from packaging:

Apply 2-3 drops twice a day all over face.

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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