Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-phase Serum

Hydra-Essentiel Bi-phase Serum
5.3
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.3 Humectancy icon Humectancy
1.3 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Bi-phase Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.3 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.3 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.3 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
6
4
3
2
1.5
1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.3 10 9.3
6
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 2.6 20 1.3
1.3
1.0
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.3
All humectants
9.3
Glycerin
6
Butylene Glycol
1.5
Xylitylglucoside
0.3
Anhydroxylitol
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Xylitol
0.3
Glucose
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
2.6
Silybum Marianum Seed Oil
1.3
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
1.0
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.3
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
1.3
1
0.3
All occlusives 2.6 20 1.3
All occlusives
2.6
Silybum Marianum Seed Oil
1.3
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
1.0
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.3 10 9.3
All humectants
9.3
Glycerin
6
Butylene Glycol
1.5
Xylitylglucoside
0.3
Anhydroxylitol
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Xylitol
0.3
Glucose
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.6 3 No
All antioxidants
0.6
Tocopherol
0.3
Ascorbic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %75
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. %6
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.
Isohexadecane
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless liquid that is commonly used as an emollient. It is made up of pure hydrocarbons and leaves a dry feeling on the skin upon application. It also increases the spreadability of a product.
Isononyl Isononanoate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An ester of a branched fatty acid with a branched fatty alcohol. It is an easily spreadable emollient that has a silky, dry, non-greasy feel on the skin.
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A viscous liquid that makes a great oil base due to its smooth sensorial profile. It has emollient features, including good spreadability and little tack upon application. It also has the added benefit of being able to thicken products.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless liquid humectant that draws moisture to the skin. The humectancy of butylene glycol, owed to its two hydroxyl groups, is quite considerable, although not as powerful as glycerin, which contains three hydroxyl groups.
Silybum Marianum Seed Oil
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %1
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.
Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An effective antimicrobial ingredient that kills bacteria, fungi, and even some viruses. It is also an excellent solvent and astringent. Alcohol helps to create lighter and less viscous products. It can, however, be dehydrating and skin-sensitizing.
Avobenzone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A popular sunscreen that protects against UVA rays, which cause premature aging and skin cancer. Avobenzone degrades after about 30 minutes of sun exposure and becomes ineffective. It is therefore often paired with UV-filter stabilizers such as octocrylene.
Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived surfactant used for gentle cleansing and foam-boosting when combined with other surfactants.
Blue 1 (CI 42090)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic dye commonly known as Brilliant Blue FCF that produces rich blue colors for various cosmetic uses. FD&C Blue #1 can also be found in foods, medications, and dietary supplements, as it is considered non-toxic and safe for use.
Ext. Violet 2 (CI 60730)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Green 6 (CI 61565)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.
Glucose
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A simple sugar that is also one of two components of sucrose, or table sugar. It is used as a humectant in skincare products. Glucose is also used to flavor lip care cosmetics because of its mildly sweet taste.
Maltodextrin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A formula helper manufactured from starch. It has a sweet flavor and is often used in rinse-off products to support their foaming structure. Maltodextrin is also used to stabilize emulsions and to absorb and bind other ingredients in the formula.
Orthosiphon Stamineus Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.
Potassium Sorbate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative widely used in food and personal care products, available from natural sources or synthetically produced. Potassium sorbate works by inhibiting the growth of yeasts, molds, and some bacteria.
Sodium Benzoate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that usually works in combination with other preservatives. It has to be at low pH (<5.5) to be effective.
Sodium Chloride
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
You’re definitely familiar with sodium chloride, even if you don’t think you are. It’s table salt! Salt works well with some cleansing ingredients (surfactants) to thicken them into gels. It also acts as a stabilizer for water-in-oil emulsions.
Xylitol
Est. %0.3
Function
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