Bioderma ABCDerm Cold Cream Face Cream

ABCDerm Cold Cream Face Cream
6.1
/ 10
Moisturizing
6.3 Humectancy icon Humectancy
5.9 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. Bioderma ABCDerm Cold Cream Face Cream has a moisturizing rating of 6.1 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 6.3 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 5.9 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
70
9
6
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3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 6.3 10 6.3
6
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 11.8 20 5.9
9.0
2.5
0.3
Moisturizing rating 6.1
All humectants
6.3
Glycerin
6
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
11.8
Mineral Oil
9.0
Beeswax
2.5
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
6.1
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
9
2.5
0.3
All occlusives 11.8 20 5.9
All occlusives
11.8
Mineral Oil
9.0
Beeswax
2.5
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
0.3
All humectants 6.3 10 6.3
All humectants
6.3
Glycerin
6
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
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.
Isostearyl Isostearate
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient that softens the appearance of skin and can suspend small particles.
Silica Dimethyl Silylate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A synthetic 'filler' powder primarily used as a formula helper. It is added in skincare products to adjust their consistency and thickness.
Beeswax
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A waxy substance made by bees while they are building their honeycombs. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient with wound healing and antimicrobial properties similar to those of honey. Its bleached, purified form is called Cera alba.
Cetearyl Alcohol
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A blend of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, the fatty alcohols that are derived from palm oil. It helps to create emulsions that give off a soft and silky emollient feel and also increase product thickness.
Polyglyceryl-3 Ricinoleate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Sorbitan Isostearate
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A mild yet powerful emulsifier primarily utilized to produce water-in-oil emulsions. It helps to create a particularly rich and substantial emulsion.
Zinc Stearate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.
Pentylene Glycol
Est. %0.3
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.
Capryloyl Glycine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived or synthetically produced multi-functional ingredient. As an anti-microbial it can act as part of a product's preservative system or reduce microbes on the skin that cause certain kinds of acne or dandruff.
Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty oil expressed from the seed kernels of apricot fruits. This oil is an emollient and occlusive moisturizer comprised of around 60% oleic acid, followed by linoleic and palmitic acid, carotenoids, vitamin E, and other antioxidant compounds.
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.
Fragrance
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Under trade secret law, manufacturers have the right not to disclose what exactly went into the fragrance and use the unspecific word Fragrance or Parfum instead. Many fragrances are highly allergenic.