Aveeno Baby Soothing Hydration Creamy Oil

Aveeno Baby Soothing Hydration Creamy Oil
7.1
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
5.2 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
in Antioxidants
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Review

Results you may expect from using Aveeno Baby Soothing Hydration Creamy Oil:

Based on the ingredient analysis by CreamScan, these are the key benefits you can expect from using Aveeno Baby Soothing Hydration Creamy Oil:

  • Significant moisturizing. It has a moisturizing rating of 7.1 out of 10.
  • Antioxidant protection.

How moisturizing is it?

Highly moisturizing: Aveeno Baby Soothing Hydration Creamy Oil has a moisturizing rating of 7.1 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Significantly more humectant. It has a very high humectancy of 9.0 out of 10, entirely due to the substantial concentration of Glycerin (est. ≈9.0%), and a moderate occlusivity of 5.2 out of 10, primarily due to the significant content of Petrolatum (est. ≈4.0%).

Please refer to the Ratings section below for details of the moisturizing rating calculation.

Antioxidant benefits

We estimate that Aveeno Baby Soothing Hydration Creamy Oil is rich (> 3%) in antioxidants, specifically Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour (est. ≈2.0%).

A key benefit of antioxidants is their ability to reduce oxidative stress caused by free radicals and therefore prevent accelerated skin aging. Studies also show that antioxidants can protect against environmental damage such as UV radiation and pollution, and help reduce inflammation and skin redness.

Ingredients

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
70
9
6
4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.2
1
0.3
0.3
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Ratings

All humectants
9.0
9
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
10.5
4.0 x 2
1.2
1.0
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
7.1
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9 10
9.0
9
Occlusivity All occlusives 10.5 20
5.2
4.0 x 2
1.2
1.0
0.3
Moisturizing rating
7.1
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
4 x 2
1.2
1
0.3
All occlusives 10.5 20
5.2
All occlusives
10.5
4.0 x 2
1.2
1.0
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
All humectants 9 10
9
All humectants
9.0
9
Benchmark
10
Ingredient
Ingredient anti-wrinkle power
when present at, %
in this formula est. %
Rating
None
Total
0
None
Anti-wrinkle rating
0
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark
Rich in Antioxidants
2
1
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 3.6 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
3.6
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
2
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil
1
Tocopheryl Acetate
0.3
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rating
2
0.3
All soothing 2.3 5 No
All soothing
2.3
2
0.3
Benchmark
5

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %70
Function
Origin
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.
Glycerin
Est. %9
Function
Origin

The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective.

Distearyldimonium Chloride
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A synthetically produced emulsifier. In skincare it provides a conditioned feeling, leaving skin soft.
Petrolatum
Est. %4
Function
Origin
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.
Isopropyl Palmitate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An emollient ester of palmitic acid and isopropanol that gives the skin a smooth, soft, dry, non-oily after-feel. Isopropyl palmitate is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A waxy solid fatty alcohol derived from palm oil. It is most commonly used as a co-emulsifier and affects the final aesthetic of the product, leaving a soft and silky feeling on the skin. Cetyl alcohol is also used as a viscosity controlling agent.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A mild abrasive, finely milled oat kernel flour that is also used as a formula helper.
Benzyl Alcohol
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient that is supplied as a clear, colorless liquid. Its main function is as a flavoring agent and fragrance. It also acts as a broad-spectrum preservative, solvent, and viscosity-controlling agent that thins the product.
Dimethicone
Est. %1.2
Function
Origin
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.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Oil
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Steareth-20
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A white to light brown reaction product of a clear gas and stearyl alcohol. Like the other steareth ingredients, steareth-20 is a waxy emulsifier that can help to form a stable emulsion, even in extreme conditions.
Tocopheryl Acetate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant derivative of tocopherol (vitamin E). It helps to protect cells from free radicals and UV damage through the conversion to active vitamin E in the skin. It is more stable than tocopherol.
Sodium Chloride
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
You’re definitely familiar with sodium chloride, even if you don’t think you are. It’s table salt! Salt works well with some cleansing ingredients (surfactants) to thicken them into gels. It also acts as a stabilizer for water-in-oil emulsions.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A semi-solid, buttery fat extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree that is a wonderful occlusive and emollient ingredient mainly comprised of fatty acids. Shea butter contains a large amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A beneficial extract obtained from Oat groats popular in products aimed at eczema-prone skin. It contains skin healing beta-glucan, anti-inflammatory phenolic compounds, antioxidant flavonoids, various lipids, proteins, and moisturizing amino acids.