CLINIQUE vs. ELEMIS Oil Cleanser, Compared

Which of these skincare favorites should you use? We compare the two products based on their ingredients and safety information.
Notable Ingredients
Safflower Seed Oil, Vitamin E
Glycerin, Vitamin E, Citric Acid
Highlighted Skin Goals
  • Anti-Aging
  • Protecting
  • Replenishing
  • Protecting
  • Replenishing
  • Hydrating
Ingredient Safety
Paraben-free
Paraben-free
Fragrance-free
Fragrance-free
Essential Oil-free
Essential Oil-free
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Allergen-free
Allergen-free
Paraben-free
Paraben-free
Sulfate-free
Sulfate-free
Silicone-free
Silicone-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Environment Pollutant-free
Potentially irritating (Dirty Dozen) ingredients
PEG: Sorbeth-30 Tetraoleate, Peg-5 Glyceryl Triisostearate
Fragrance: Fragrance (Parfum)
PEG: PEG-6 Caprylic/Capric Glycerides, PEG-8 Beeswax, PEG-60 Almond Glycerides
Allergy-inducing ingredients
-
Allergen: Linalool, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene
Environment polluting ingredients
Microplastics (Microbeads): Polyethylene
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Ingredient Safety by Skin Type
Good for Dry Skin
1
-
-
-
-
Bad for Oily Skin
1
-
Bad for Acne-Prone Skin
1
Good for Dry Skin
4
-
-
Good for Acne-Prone Skin
1
Bad for Dry Skin
1
-
Bad for Sensitive Skin
9
Bad for Acne-Prone Skin
2
Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG)
67% low risk
6
11% medium risk
1
0% high risk
22% unknown risk
2
65% low risk
26
25% medium risk
10
5% high risk
2
5% unknown risk
2