Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion

Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion
5.5
/ 10
Moisturizing
7.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
4.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Sheer Hydration Lotion has a moisturizing rating of 5.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 7.0 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 4.0 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
70
9
6
4
3
2.5
2
1
1
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 7 10 7.0
6
1
Occlusivity All occlusives 8.0 20 4.0
4.0
3.0
1.0
Moisturizing rating 5.5
All humectants
7.0
Glycerin
6
Caprylyl Glycol
1
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
8.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
4.0
Stearic Acid
3.0
Dimethicone
1.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.5
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
4
3
1
All occlusives 8.0 20 4.0
All occlusives
8.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
4.0
Stearic Acid
3.0
Dimethicone
1.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
1
All humectants 7 10 7
All humectants
7.0
Glycerin
6
Caprylyl Glycol
1
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
2.5
All antioxidants 2.5 3 No
All antioxidants
2.5
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
2.5
Benchmark
3.0

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.
Dicaprylyl Ether
Est. %9
Function
Origin
A fast-spreading and very lightweight emollient. It is used to reduce the tack and oiliness of oil-based formulas and gives the skin a dry, silky after-feel. It is also a great solvent.
Glycerin
Est. %6
Function
Origin
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.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
Stearic Acid
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A saturated fatty acid found in vegetable butter and animal fats. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient and also helps to maintain the barrier function of the skin.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Flour
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A mild abrasive, finely milled oat kernel flour that is also used as a formula helper.
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %2
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.
Dimethicone
Est. %1
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.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Caprylyl Glycol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An emollient that improves product spreadability and offers a silky feel on the skin. It also acts as a preservative booster that improves the efficacy of other preservatives. According to the manufacturer, it is also a humectant moisturizer.
Chlorphenesin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative and broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that protects products from a wide range of bacteria and fungi.
Citric Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A gently exfoliating AHA that helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. In comparison to other AHAs, citric acid has been shown to be one of the least effective. It is also very commonly used as a stabilizing and pH-controlling agent.
Sodium Citrate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A salt of citric acid that has a salty and tart flavor and is used as a fragrance. It is mildly basic, meaning that its addition to a skincare product can adjust the pH upward.
Sodium Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ingredient that is able to bring the pH of a product up, thereby making it less harsh on the skin.
Carbomer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient with the ability to gel water. When used in emulsions, such as lotions and creams, carbomer can also act as an emulsion stabilizer.
Ceteareth-20
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty alcohol emulsifier that helps to mix oil and water together, best for oil-in-water emulsions. It is also a cleansing agent. When combined with cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20 forms a mix that, according to acne.org, can be comedogenic.