Biossance

Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream

Squalane + Marine Algae Eye Cream
7.4

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

5.9Humectancy8.8Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? 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.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Botanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
SqualaneBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
4
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Sorbitan OlivateBotanical,SyntheticFormula Helper
2.5
Cetearyl OlivateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2
Jojoba EstersBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Soothing,Emollient,Abrasive
1.5
Glyceryl Stearate SEBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
1.3
PanthenolSyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Barrier repair,Formula Helper
1
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Cetyl PalmitateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance
0.3
Spilanthes Acmella Flower ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Soothing,Antimicrobial

Ingredients explained

Score

65

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.
Score

9

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

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.
Score

6

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

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.
Score

4

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.
Score

3

Function

Emulsifying

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

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).

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