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Pore Appeal Texture & Pore Refining Pads

Pore Appeal Texture & Pore Refining Pads

Overview

Awake Beauty Pore Appeal Texture & Pore Refining Pads falls into the category of products that are meant to be rinsed off, peeled off, or taken off. We believe that the moisturizing effects of these products end as soon as they are removed from the skin, no matter how many moisturizing ingredients are on the ingredient list. This is why we don’t provide a moisturizing rating for them.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE

IngredientOriginFunctions
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
Dipropylene GlycolSyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
1,2-HexanediolBotanical,SyntheticPreservative,Formula Helper
BetaineBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
Betaine SalicylateBotanical,SyntheticExfoliant,Antimicrobial
ArginineBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
Cocoyl ProlineBotanical,Synthetic
Centella Asiatica ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Soothing,Cleansing
AllantoinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Exfoliant,Soothing
Caprylyl GlycolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Emollient,Preservative

Ingredients explained

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.
Function

Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

A clear, colorless liquid that has several uses. One of its main functions is as a solvent. Dipropylene glycol is also used to reduce the thickness of skincare products.
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.
Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

A clear, colorless liquid humectant that draws moisture to the skin. The humectancy of butylene glycol, owed to its two hydroxyl groups, is quite considerable, although not as powerful as glycerin, which contains three hydroxyl groups.
Function

Preservative, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A multi-functional formula helper. It is a well-studied preservtive against bacteria and can help pigments and fragrances disperse evenly in a formula.

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