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Perfect Moisturizer

Perfect Moisturizer
9.2

/ 10

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Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy8.4Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Intensely moisturizing. 3LAB Perfect Moisturizer has a moisturizing rating of 9.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and a very high Occlusivity of 8.4 out of 10.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
Pentaerythrityl TetraethylhexanoateSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
4
C12-20 Acid PEG-8 EsterSyntheticFormula Helper
3
PetrolatumPetroleumMoisturizing (occlusive),Soothing,Emollient,Formula Helper
2.5
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Mineral OilPetroleumMoisturizing (occlusive),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
PolyisopreneFormula Helper
1.3
Cetyl RicinoleateBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
CyclopentasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
CyclohexasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

60

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

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.
Score

9

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

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.
Score

6

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Binding, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

An occlusive moisturizer and emollient with a good lubricity that leaves behind a glossy sheen after application. It can also control viscosity by thickening skincare products and act as a binding agent to hold pressed powdered products together.
Score

4

Function

Emulsifying

Origin

Synthetic

A powerful synthetic emulsifier that is very gentle to the skin.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Soothing, Emollient, Antistatic

Origin

Petroleum

Also known as Vaseline, this is the most powerful occlusive moisturizer and at least twice as effective as other occlusives. This is why we multiply the petrolatum score by 2 when calculating the Occlusivity of the product. Petrolatum is not comedogenic.

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