Clarins

Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed

Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed

Overview

Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser with Cottonseed falls into the category of products that are meant to be rinsed off, peeled off, or taken off. We believe that the moisturizing effects of these products end as soon as they are removed from the skin, no matter how many moisturizing ingredients are on the ingredient list. This is why we don’t provide a moisturizing rating for them.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

IngredientOriginFunctions
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
Stearic AcidBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Barrier repair,Emollient,Cleansing,Fragrance,Formula Helper
Myristic AcidBotanical,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Cleansing,Fragrance,Formula Helper
Potassium HydroxideSyntheticFormula Helper
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
Lauric AcidBotanical,AnimalAnti-acne,Cleansing,Fragrance,Formula Helper
Sodium Lauroyl SarcosinateBotanical,SyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
TIPA-Laureth SulfateBotanical,SyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
Glycol DistearateSynthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
Glyceryl BehenateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
OzokeritePetroleumFormula Helper

Ingredients explained

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.
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.
Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Barrier repair, Emollient, Cleansing, Fragrance, Emulsifying, Emulsion stabilizing

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

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.
Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Cleansing, Fragrance, Emulsifying, Opacifying

Origin

Botanical,Animal

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.
Function

Ph adjuster, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

A very alkaline ingredient, meaning that it has a high pH. Potassium hydroxide is therefore useful in bringing a low pH in a cosmetic product up to a more neutral, skin-safe level.

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