Beautycounter Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum

Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum
5.5
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
1.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Beautycounter Countertime Tripeptide Radiance Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.0 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
80
5
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3
2
1.5
1.3
1
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0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 13.8 10 10.0
5
4
3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 2.0 20 1.0
2.0
Moisturizing rating 5.5
All humectants
13.8
Pentylene Glycol
5
Glycerin
4
Sea Water
3
Betaine
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Arginine
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Panthenol
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
2.0
Squalane
2.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.5
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
2
All occlusives 2.0 20 1.0
All occlusives
2.0
Squalane
2.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
5
4
3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 13.8 10 10
All humectants
13.8
Pentylene Glycol
5
Glycerin
4
Sea Water
3
Betaine
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Arginine
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Panthenol
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
1.5
0.3
All antioxidants 1.8 3 No
All antioxidants
1.8
Bakuchiol
1.5
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %80
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.
Pentylene Glycol
Est. %5
Function
Origin
A naturally or synthetically derived preservative that exhibits effective antifungal and antibacterial traits. It also acts as a booster for more traditional preservatives. Pentylene glycol can also serve as a moisturizing humectant and solvent.
Glycerin
Est. %4
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.
Sea Water
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A water obtained from oceans, seas, and large saltwater lakes. The water has been purified, and what remains is a complex mixture of various mineral salts that have beneficial effects on the skin. Sea water is used as a humectant and a solvent.
Squalane
Est. %2
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.
Bakuchiol
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A newly discovered bioactive obtained from the seeds of Babchi. It boosts collagen production like retinol, but with fewer side effects. Its effects include reduced wrinkles and faded pigmentation.
Rhododendron Ferrugineum Extract
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
N-Prolyl Palmitoyl Tripeptide-56 Acetate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Lecithin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A humectant, emollient, and emulsifier best suited for water-in-oil emulsions. Lecithin can come from sunflowers, soy, and eggs. The downside to lecithin is that it causes an extra burden on the formula’s preservative because it is nutritious.
Panthenol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A popular soothing and moisturizing derivative of vitamin B5. Panthenol is particularly beneficial for dry, flaking, burned, or damaged skin. It is used to alleviate the symptoms of a rash, dermatitis, eczema, chapped lips, and sunburn.
Phytic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Phytic acid is found in rice and is seen as a cousin of alpha-hydroxy acids. As a chelator, it can bind to certain metals that may cause discoloration in products or reduce the efficacy of other ingredients.
Potassium Sorbate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative widely used in food and personal care products, available from natural sources or synthetically produced. Potassium sorbate works by inhibiting the growth of yeasts, molds, and some bacteria.
Ectoin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An amino-acid based multi-functional ingredient that works as an emollient and is thought to provide protection against skin stressors.
Pullulan
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Arginine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A humectant amino acid used to attract water to the skin’s surface. It is a part of the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor, a mixture of various compounds that keeps the skin’s surface well hydrated. Arginine can also be used as a pH adjuster.
Betaine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ingredient derived from the sucrose in sugar beets. It has a negative chemical charge and a positive chemical charge on the same molecule. This allows betaine to be hygroscopic or humectant and thus provide moisturization by drawing water to the skin.
Caprylyl Glycol
Est. %0.3
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.
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived thickener that can form clear gel textures without the slimy feeling, unlike some other natural gel-formers.
Sclerotium Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A thickener with a silky, velvety feel that many manufacturers use as an alternative to silicones.
Silica
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A widely used cosmetic ingredient with the same chemical composition as the sand found on beaches. A common function of silica is its ability to control viscosity. In certain chemical forms, it can effectively thicken cream-style products.
Sodium Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sodium salt of famous hyaluronic acid. A potent humectant that hydrates the skin, supports collagen function, and fills out small wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate also offers soothing and antioxidant properties.
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.