Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream

Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream
7.4
/ 10
Moisturizing
5.9 Humectancy icon Humectancy
8.8 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. Biossance Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream has a moisturizing rating of 7.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather occlusive. It has a moderate Humectancy of 5.9 out of 10 and a very high Occlusivity of 8.8 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
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1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 5.9 10 5.9
4
1.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 17.6 20 8.8
9.0
6.0
2.0
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 7.4
All humectants
5.9
Glycerin
4
Panthenol
1.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
17.6
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
9.0
Squalane
6.0
Jojoba Esters
2.0
Cetyl Palmitate
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
7.4
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
9
6
2
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 17.6 20 8.8
All occlusives
17.6
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
9.0
Squalane
6.0
Jojoba Esters
2.0
Cetyl Palmitate
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
4
1.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 5.9 10 5.9
All humectants
5.9
Glycerin
4
Panthenol
1.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 1.5 3 No
All antioxidants
1.5
Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract
0.3
Dunaliella Salina Extract
0.3
Astaxanthin
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %65
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.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %9
Function
Origin
A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
Squalane
Est. %6
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.
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.
Sorbitan Olivate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An ester of sorbitol (a type of sugar alcohol) and olive oil fatty acids. It is used as an emulsifying agent to stabilize oil droplets in water (or vice versa).
Cetearyl Olivate
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient derived from plants that primarily serves as an emulsifier. Supplied as a waxy ivory-colored flake, it can also be used as an emollient and slip modifier that gives a product an overall light, silky finish.
Jojoba Esters
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A mixture of various wax esters from jojoba oil. It is used in skincare products as a fantastic emollient, soothing, and occlusive moisturizing agent that won't leave a sticky, oily feeling on the skin.
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
An emulsifier, where the SE stands for self-emulsifying. Emulsions containing glyceryl stearate SE often impart a smooth, velvety feel upon the skin.
Panthenol
Est. %1.3
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.
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An emulsion stabilizer and thickener that helps to create a pleasant, satiny, and light formula texture. It works by forming a gel-like network within water or oil, which both stabilizes other ingredients and produces a thickening effect.
Citric Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A gently exfoliating AHA that helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. In comparison to other AHAs, citric acid has been shown to be one of the least effective. It is also very commonly used as a stabilizing and pH-controlling agent.
Ethylhexylglycerin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative booster derived from glycerin. It is commonly paired with other preservatives to improve their efficacy. Ethylhexylglycerin is also a humectant due to its chemical base of glycerin.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Sorbitan Palmitate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Astaxanthin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A red natural pigment from the family of antioxidant carotenoids that occurs in many natural sources such as lobster and algae. It is mainly used as a colorant and soothing ingredient.
Dunaliella Salina Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from a species of bright red algae, this extract contains the potent antioxidant beta-carotene, as well as a humectant moisturizing glycerol.
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A small synthetic peptide that signals the skin to produce more collagen. It has been clinically tested and proven to reduce skin roughness and the appearance of wrinkles.
Spilanthes Acmella Flower Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial extract from the flowers of the Jambu plant. Its main bioactive compound is spilanthol - a local anesthetic with anti-pigment effects.
Cetyl Palmitate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A moisturizing occlusive and emollient wax ester that consists of cetyl alcohol and palmitic acid. In nature, cetyl palmitate is found, and was first identified, in spermaceti, a waxy substance from inside the skull of the sperm whale.
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.
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.