03.03.2014
5
Clearing Mattifier
1.3 fl. oz. for $45
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Last Updated:03.03.2014
Jar Packaging:No
pH:>4.70
Tested on animals:No

Clearing Mattifier does contain 2% salicylic acid, yet the pH of 4.7 doesn’t allow it to function as an exfoliant. The silicones in this product leave a soft matte finish, but the amount of cinnamon bark extract is cause for concern, making this unhelpful BHA product a poor option—not to mention an expensive one, considering that several less expensive products can provide a matte finish just like this one does and they also exfoliate to improve clogged pores, blackheads, and breakouts.

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Claims

A medicated, topical treatment that clears breakouts, reduces congestion and controls shine. Also exfoliates impaction plugs, prevents future breakouts, and maintains and all-day matte finish on skin.

Ingredients

Active: Salicylic Acid (2.0%) Other: Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Ethoxydiglycol, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Enantia Chlorantha Bark Extract, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Extract, Oleanolic Acid, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Camellia Oleifera Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Yeast Extract, Zinc Gluconate, Caffeine, Biotin, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Sarcosine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Panthenol, Lauryl PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, PTFE, Capryloyl Glycine, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Water

Brand Overview

Dermalogica At-A-Glance

According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.

The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.

For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.

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Dermalogica At-A-Glance

According to company history, Dermalogica products came into being because founder Jane Wurwand could not find a spa-oriented skin-care line that met her criteria. She was dismayed that so many skincare lines aimed at the aesthetics market had products that contained alcohol, artificial colors, fragrance, mineral oil, and lanolin, ingredients he believed had a well-documented history of problems. That's true for fragrance and alcohol (and artificial colors to a lesser extent), but mineral oil and lanolin have no documented history of causing skin problems.

The line is positioned as a no-nonsense, no frills take on skincare, with clinically-inspired packaging that does protect its beneficial ingredients from light and air. Speaking of ingredients, Dermalogica does include a lot of beneficial ones in its skincare, though there are a number of formulas in the line that also make the misstep of including potentially-irritating fragrance ingredients.

For more information about Dermalogica now owned by Unilever, call 1-800-345-2761 or visit www.dermalogica.com.