Clarins

Beauty Flash Balm

Beauty Flash Balm
5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Clarins Beauty Flash Balm has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Purely humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and zero Occlusivity (we didn't find any occlusives on the ingredient list).
Tip: Studies suggest that humectants alone do not moisturize the skin. We recommend applying a product with some occlusive ingredients after the use of this one.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Propylene GlycolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
OctyldodecanolBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
Oryza Sativa (Rice) StarchBotanicalFormula Helper
3
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2.5
Polysorbate 60Botanical,SyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
2
Sorbitan StearateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-pigmentation,Fragrance
1.3
CarbomerSyntheticFormula Helper
1
PhenoxyethanolSyntheticAntimicrobial,Preservative
0.3
BisabololBotanical,SyntheticSoothing,Fragrance
0.3
Sodium HydroxideSyntheticFormula Helper

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 (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A clear, thick, odorless liquid of synthetic origin. Its main function is to stabilize cosmetic products exposed to varying temperatures. It is also a moderately strong humectant with similar properties to glycerin.
Score

6

Function

Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

An emollient fatty alcohol that spreads easily without leaving a greasy residue on the skin. It is also used as a solvent and dispersing agent for other ingredients.
Score

4

Function

Absorbent, Binding, Bulking, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical

Description is coming soon
Score

3

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.

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