Archipelago Botanicals

Black Honey Lotion

Black Honey Lotion
1.4

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

0.9Humectancy1.9Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. Archipelago Botanicals Black Honey Lotion has a moisturizing rating of 1.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a low Humectancy of 0.9 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.9 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
5
PEG-100 StearateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
4
CyclomethiconeSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
3
DimethiconolSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2.5
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1.5
CyclopentasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1.3
CyclohexasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1
FragranceBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFragrance
0.3
Jojoba EstersBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Soothing,Emollient,Abrasive
0.3
HoneyAnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Antimicrobial,Flavor,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

65

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

Emollient, Fragrance, Emulsifying

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

An emollient and emulsifier typically derived from vegetable sources through a chemical reaction with glycerin. It provides stability, texture, and consistency to formulations. Its main function is to allow oil and water to mix.
Score

5

Function

Cleansing, Emulsifying

Origin

Synthetic

This surfactant is more specifically classified as an emulsifier that produces oil-in-water emulsions. PEG-100 stearate can also be used as a cleansing agent.
Score

4

Function

Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A blend of emollient silicones that leaves a smooth and non-greasy after-feel. Unlike other types of oils, it does not leave any residue on the skin, which is part of what makes it so popular.
Score

3

Function

Emollient, Antifoaming

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic dimethicone with rich, non-tacky emolliency. It features the typical sensorial profile of silicones, with high spreadability and a luxurious, oil-free after-feel. Dimethiconol can also serve as an antifoaming agent.

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