Avene Skin Recovery Cream - Rich

Skin Recovery Cream - Rich
8.0
/ 10
Moisturizing
7.5 Humectancy icon Humectancy
8.6 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Intensely moisturizing. Avene Skin Recovery Cream - Rich has a moisturizing rating of 8.0 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 8.6 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
70
9
6
4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 7.5 10 7.5
6
1.5
Occlusivity All occlusives 17.3 20 8.6
9.0
4.0
3.0
1.3
Moisturizing rating 8.0
All humectants
7.5
Glycerin
6
Serine
1.5
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
17.3
Mineral Oil
9.0
Squalane
4.0
Dimethicone
3.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
1.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
8.0
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
9
4
3
1.3
All occlusives 17.3 20 8.6
All occlusives
17.3
Mineral Oil
9.0
Squalane
4.0
Dimethicone
3.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
1.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
1.5
All humectants 7.5 10 7.5
All humectants
7.5
Glycerin
6
Serine
1.5
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
None
All antioxidants 0 3 No
All antioxidants
0
None
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.
Mineral Oil
Est. %9
Function
Origin
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.
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.
Squalane
Est. %4
Function
Origin
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.
Dimethicone
Est. %3
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.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
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.
Behenyl Alcohol
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A fatty alcohol with emollient properties. It is used as a co-emulsifier and thickener and tends to result in a product with a smooth and creamy application texture.
Serine
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A non-essential amino acid, meaning that our body can produce it. It is the largest constituent of the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor and is used in skincare as a humectant moisturizing ingredient.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %1.3
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.
Carbomer
Est. %1
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.
Tetrasodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the most common synthetic chelators. It can reduce the 'hardness' of water and so is often used in rinse-off products.
Triethanolamine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless, and highly viscous liquid, this ingredient is an excellent pH adjuster. When it is necessary to neutralize an acidic solution or to generally increase the pH of a product, triethanolamine is a common choice.
Xanthan Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural multi-functional ingredient that originates from fermented sugars. Xanthan gum acts as a viscosity-building agent to thicken skincare products. It is also an excellent stabilizer and works well to hold other ingredients together.