Avene

Skin Recovery Cream - Rich

Skin Recovery Cream - Rich

8.1

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

7.5Humectancy8.7Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Intensely moisturizing. Avene Skin Recovery Cream - Rich has a moisturizing rating of 8.1 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather occlusive. It has a high Humectancy of 7.5 out of 10 but an even higher Occlusivity of 8.7 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
70
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Mineral OilPetroleumMoisturizing (occlusive),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
SqualaneBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
3
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
2.5
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Behenyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1.5
SerineBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1
CarbomerSyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Tetrasodium EDTASyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
TriethanolamineSyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

70

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 (occlusive), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Antistatic, Solvent

Origin

Petroleum

Also known as liquid paraffin, it is an amazing moisturizer (the second most occlusive one after Petrolatum). It is also an excellent emollient that fills the micro-cracks on the surface of the skin, making it appear smoother. Mineral oil is considered safe.
Score

6

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

4

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

An occlusive moisturizing and emollient compound that forms part of the skin’s sebum. The main source of squalane had always been shark liver. Now, however, it is manufactured synthetically or derived from plant oils, such as olive and peanut oil.
Score

3

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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