Ahava

24K Gold Mineral Mud Mask

24K Gold Mineral Mud Mask

Overview

Ahava 24K Gold Mineral Mud Mask falls into the category of products that are meant to be rinsed off, peeled off, or taken off. We believe that the moisturizing effects of these products end as soon as they are removed from the skin, no matter how many moisturizing ingredients are on the ingredient list. This is why we don’t provide a moisturizing rating for them.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

IngredientOriginFunctions
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
Caprylyl MethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
Isostearyl IsostearateSynthetic,AnimalEmollient,Formula Helper
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing,Emollient
SqualeneBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient,Formula Helper
PVPSyntheticFormula Helper
NiacinamideBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Barrier repair,Anti-pigmentation,Anti-seborrheic
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)Naturally occurringSunscreen,Colorant,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

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.
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.
Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Biotech,Synthetic

An excellent solvent capable of mixing water with normally water-insoluble ingredients. It also functions as a humectant due to its water-loving alcohol groups. Propanediol can control the viscosity of a product by reducing its thickness.
Function

Dispersing, Emulsion stabilizing, Opacifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

An emulsion stabilizer and thickener that helps to create a pleasant, satiny, and light formula texture. It works by forming a gel-like network within water or oil, which both stabilizes other ingredients and produces a thickening effect.
Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Antifoaming, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.

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