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Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam Versus La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser

Face Cleanser
Face Cleanser
American Brand United States
French Brand France

Updated on June 28, 2024

Overview

What they are

These products are both reef safe face cleansers. They have a total of 1 ingredients in common

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for fighting acne, dry skin, brightening skin, oily skin and reducing pores

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, parabens, silicones or sulfates

We independently verify ingredients, and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Spot a product that needs an update? Let us know.

Ingredient Info

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At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Benefits

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Notable Ingredients

Benefits

Concerns

Ingredients Side-by-side

found in both products
Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam
Salicylic Acid Masking, Preservative, Skin Conditioning
BHA IconPreservative IconGood for Oily Skin IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconGood for Scar Healing IconHelps fight Acne IconHelps brighten skin IconCan worsen Dry Skin IconMay cause irritation IconMay worsen Eczema IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
BHABHA Icon PreservativePreservative Icon 5 Benefits 4 Concerns

Salicylic Acid (also known as beta hydroxy acid or BHA) is one of the most well-known ingredients for treating skin that struggles with blackheads and acne. It helps to exfoliate both the skin's surface and pores, and also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent.

Rosa Damascena Flower Water Masking, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting

Rosa Damascena Flower Water comes from the Damask rose. It is a dilluted version of the Rose Essential oil.

Glycerin Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
0 / 0 Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps brighten skin Icon
2 Benefits

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
Butylene Glycol Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
1 / 0

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

1 Com. / 0 Irr.
Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate Cleansing, Foaming
Not safe for Fungal Acne Icon
Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

This gentle cleansing and foaming ingredient is known for leaving a smooth feeling in skin and hair. It is made using coconut oil.

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Sucrose Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Soothing

Sucrose is a natural sugar found in fruits, vegetables, and nuts. It is the main constituent of white sugar.

Disodium Phosphate Buffering, Masking

We don't have a description for Disodium Phosphate.

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Arginine Cocoate Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Arginine Cocoate.

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Laminaria Saccharina Extract Skin Protecting

We don't have a description for Laminaria Saccharina Extract.

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Cola Nitida Seed Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Cola Nitida Seed Extract.

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Caffeine Skin Conditioning

Caffeine is most associated with coffee, tea, and cacao. In skincare, it helps with calming inflammation and anti-aging.

Algae Extract Emollient, Humectant, Masking
May worsen Oily Skin Icon
May worsen Oily SkinMay worsen Oily Skin Icon

Algae Extract is derived from Algae. Algae is an informal term for a group of aquatic organisms that can photosynthesize. It is estimated there are at least 30,000 types of Algae.

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Mentha Piperita Oil Masking, Perfuming, Refreshing
Fragrance IconOil IconEU Allergen Icon
FragranceFragrance Icon OilOil Icon EU AllergenEU Allergen Icon

Mentha Piperita Oil is the volatile oil obtained from the whole plant of the Peppermint plant.

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Sea Whip Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Sea Whip Extract.

Peg-6 Humectant, Solvent

We don't have a description for Peg-6.

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Sodium Hyaluronate Humectant, Skin Conditioning
0 / 0 Hyaluronic Acid Icon
Hyaluronic AcidHyaluronic Acid Icon

Sodium Hyaluronate is hyaluronic acid's salt form. It is commonly derived from the sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
Ppg-6-Decyltetradeceth-30 Emulsifying

We don't have a description for Ppg-6-Decyltetradeceth-30.

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Lactobacillus Ferment Skin Conditioning

Lactobacillus Ferment is created by fermenting the Lactobacillus bacteria. It helps keep our skin's natural barrier and microbiome healthy.

Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine Emulsifying

We don't have a description for Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine.

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Longifolene Masking, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Longifolene.

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Acetyl Glucosamine Skin Conditioning
Vitamin C Icon
Vitamin CVitamin C Icon

Acetyl Glucosamine is an antioxidant and humectant. It is a form of Vitamin C.

Capryloyl Glycine Cleansing

Capryloyl Glycine is created by adding an acyl group to glycine and caprylic acid chloride.

Perillaldehyde Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance Icon
FragranceFragrance Icon

Perillaldehyde is a fragrance.

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10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for 10-Hydroxydecanoic Acid.

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Polyquaternium-7

Polyquaternium-7 is a light to clear colored liquid. It is commonly found in haircare products for its film-forming and anti-static properties.

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Beta-Caryophyllene Masking, Perfuming, Skin Conditioning
Fragrance IconEU Allergen Icon
FragranceFragrance Icon EU AllergenEU Allergen Icon

Beta-Caryophyllene is a fragrance.

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Phospholipids Skin Conditioning

Phospholipids are naturally found in our skin as they are the main component of cell membranes. Phospholipids have humectant, emollient, antioxidant properties.

Sodium Stearate Cleansing, Emulsifying

Sodium stearate is the sodium salt of stearic acid.

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Sodium Salicylate Preservative
Preservative IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
PreservativePreservative Icon Good for Minimizing PoresGood for Minimizing Pores Icon May worsen RosaceaMay worsen Rosacea Icon

This ingredient is the sodium salt of salicylic acid, the famous anti-acne ingredient.

Disodium EDTA

Disodium EDTA plays a role in making products more stable by aiding other preservatives.

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Phenoxyethanol Preservative
Preservative Icon
PreservativePreservative Icon

Phenoxyethanol is a preservative that has germicide, antimicrobial, and aromatic properties. Studies show that phenoxyethanol can prevent microbial growth. By itself, it has a scent that is similar to that of a rose.

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Chloroxylenol Antimicrobial, Preservative
Preservative Icon
PreservativePreservative Icon

Chloroxylenol is a preservative.

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Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser
Water Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

Glycerin Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
0 / 0 Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps brighten skin Icon
2 Benefits

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate Emollient

Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate is an emollient. Emollients help your skin stay soft and smooth by creating a thin film on top. This film helps trap moisture. It also helps improve the texture of products by adding thickness or helping to create a silky feel.

Propanediol Solvent

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate Emulsion Stabilising

Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate is a polymer made from ammonium salts. It helps add stability and texture to a product.

Polysorbate 60 Emulsifying
Not safe for Fungal Acne Icon
Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

Polysorbate 60 is used to help stabilize products. It is a surfactant and emulsifier. These properties help keep ingredients together in a product. Surfactants help reduce surface tension between ingredients with different states, such as liquids and solids. Emulsifiers help prevent oils and waters from separating.

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Ceramide NP Skin Conditioning
Ceramide IconHelps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation IconHelps with Anti-Aging Icon
CeramideCeramide Icon 4 Benefits

Ceramide NP is a type of ceramide.

Niacinamide Smoothing
Niacinamide IconGood for Oily Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconGood for Dark Spots IconHelps fight Acne IconHelps brighten skin Icon
NiacinamideNiacinamide Icon 6 Benefits

Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

Sodium Chloride Masking
Can worsen Dry Skin IconBad for Acne Prone Skin IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
3 Concerns

Chances are, you eat sodium chloride every day. Sodium Chloride is also known as table salt.

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Coco-Betaine Cleansing, Skin Conditioning

Coco-Betaine is the natural version of Cocamidopropyl Betaine. It is often derived from coconuts.

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Caprylyl Glycol Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant and emollient, meaning it attracts and preserves moisture.

Panthenol Skin Conditioning
0 / 0 Helps reduce irritation Icon
Helps reduce irritationHelps reduce irritation Icon

Panthenol is a common ingredient that helps hydrate and soothe the skin. It can be found naturally in our skin and hair.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
Tocopherol Antioxidant, Masking, Skin Conditioning
0-3 / 0-3 Vitamin E IconAntioxidant IconHelps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps with Anti-Aging IconGood for Scar Healing IconHelps brighten skin IconMay cause irritation Icon
Vitamin EVitamin E Icon AntioxidantAntioxidant Icon 4 Benefits May cause irritationMay cause irritation Icon

Tocopherol (also known as Vitamin E) is a common antioxidant used to help protect the skin from free-radicals and strengthen the skin barrier. It's also fat soluble - this means our skin is great at absorbing it.

0-3 Com. / 0-3 Irr.

Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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Ingredient Ratings

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these products.

Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam
10
3
8
11
liked
mixed
disliked
not rated
Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser
10
3
liked
mixed
disliked
not rated

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Clinique Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam 32 ingredients

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La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Cleanser 13 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 33 ratings
Works Well (8) Hydrating (7) No Scent (7)
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BubbIes

4 months ago ยท Combination Skin
Review

Iโ€™m very sorry to say that I had a really bad reaction to this, even though itโ€™s supposed to be for sensitive skin. Iโ€™m almost positive itโ€™s the...

Iโ€™m very sorry to say that I had a really bad reaction to this, even though itโ€™s supposed to be for sensitive skin. Iโ€™m almost positive itโ€™s the tocopherol, which is known to be irritating and comedogenic. I think itโ€™s decently tolerated by most, especially in a wash, but if you have sensitive skin itโ€™s worth being cautious. Other than that, I did like how hydrating this was and how it cleansed my skin. I would rate it more kindly, but for a gentle wash it really shouldnโ€™t have something like tocopherol.

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lunarlilies

8 months ago ยท Combination Skin
Review

decent!
iโ€™d say this is a good choice for those with oily skin, but it was slightly irritating when i first used it, though that pretty much went...

decent!
iโ€™d say this is a good choice for those with oily skin, but it was slightly irritating when i first used it, though that pretty much went away later