CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream

Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream
9.4
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
9.3 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Intensely moisturizing. CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream has a moisturizing rating of 9.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a very high Humectancy of 9.6 out of 10 and a very high Occlusivity of 9.3 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
60
9
6
4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1.2
1.1
1
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
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0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.6 10 9.6
9
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 18.6 20 9.3
6.0 x 2
3.0
1.2
1.1
1.0
0.3
Moisturizing rating 9.4
All humectants
9.6
Glycerin
9
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
18.6
Petrolatum
6.0 x 2
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
3.0
Stearic Acid
1.2
Dimethicone
1.1
Palmitic Acid
1.0
Myristic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
9.4
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6 x 2
3
1.2
1.1
1
0.3
All occlusives 18.6 20 9.3
All occlusives
18.6
Petrolatum
6.0 x 2
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
3.0
Stearic Acid
1.2
Dimethicone
1.1
Palmitic Acid
1.0
Myristic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.6 10 9.6
All humectants
9.6
Glycerin
9
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
All antioxidants 0.3 3 No
All antioxidants
0.3
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %60
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.
Glycerin
Est. %9
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.
Petrolatum
Est. %6
Function
Origin
Also known as Vaseline, this is the most powerful occlusive moisturizer and at least twice as effective as other occlusives. This is why we multiply the petrolatum score by 2 when calculating the Occlusivity of the product. Petrolatum is not comedogenic.
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A waxy solid fatty alcohol derived from palm oil. It is most commonly used as a co-emulsifier and affects the final aesthetic of the product, leaving a soft and silky feeling on the skin. Cetyl alcohol is also used as a viscosity controlling agent.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A semi-solid, buttery fat extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree that is a wonderful occlusive and emollient ingredient mainly comprised of fatty acids. Shea butter contains a large amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Cetearyl Alcohol
Est. %2.5
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.
PEG-100 Stearate
Est. %2
Function
Origin
This surfactant is more specifically classified as an emulsifier that produces oil-in-water emulsions. PEG-100 stearate can also be used as a cleansing agent.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
An emollient and emulsifier typically derived from vegetable sources through a chemical reaction with glycerin. It provides stability, texture, and consistency to formulations. Its main function is to allow oil and water to mix.
Isopropyl Myristate
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A fast-spreading, cost-effective, non-greasy emollient that is typically used for lubrication, spreadability, or to remove “tackiness” from a product. Isopropyl Myristate is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Stearic Acid
Est. %1.2
Function
Origin
A saturated fatty acid found in vegetable butter and animal fats. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient and also helps to maintain the barrier function of the skin.
Dimethicone
Est. %1.1
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Palmitic Acid
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A saturated fatty acid used in skincare as a strongly occlusive moisturizer and barrier repairing, emollient ingredient. It is a waxy-looking, white solid. Palmitic acid can be commonly found in animal and vegetable fats, notably palm oil.
Pramoxine HCl
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Ceramide AP
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Previously called Ceramide 6 II, Ceramide AP is one of the most common ceramides in the skin. Research has shown that dry, flaky skin has significantly less Ceramide AP. Its application helps to treat dry skin by restoring balance in the skin lipids.
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.
Disodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic chelator that helps to maintain the look and smell of a product by 'locking up' troublesome metal ions.
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.
Myristic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A common fatty acid found in various vegetable oils, most notably palm and coconut oil. It is a strongly occlusive moisturizing, emollient, and emulsifying ingredient.
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.
Phytosphingosine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A key component of ceramides NP, AP, and EOP. It has barrier repair properties and stimulates the production of the skin’s Natural Moisturizing Factor. Phytosphingosine has strong antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity, which can be used to treat acne.
Sodium Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin