COSMEDIX Defy

Defy
5.6
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.9 Humectancy icon Humectancy
1.2 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. COSMEDIX Defy has a moisturizing rating of 5.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.9 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.2 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
6
4
3
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.9 10 9.9
6
3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 2.5 20 1.2
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.6
All humectants
9.9
Lactic Acid
6
Glycerin
3
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Allantoin
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
2.5
Stearic Acid
1.3
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
0.3
Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.6
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 2.5 20 1.2
All occlusives
2.5
Stearic Acid
1.3
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
0.3
Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.9 10 9.9
All humectants
9.9
Lactic Acid
6
Glycerin
3
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Allantoin
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 1.5 3 No
All antioxidants
1.5
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract
0.3
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Citrus Grandis Peel Oil
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.
Lactic Acid
Est. %6
Function
Origin
The most popular AHA in skincare and less irritating than glycolic acid. It can be naturally found in sour milk. It is a humectant moisturizing, pH stabilizing, and gently exfoliating ingredient, able to soften dry, cracked, and peeling skin.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %4
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.
Glycerin
Est. %3
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.
Albumen
Est. %2
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %1.5
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.
Stearic Acid
Est. %1.3
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.
Malic Acid
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A simple organic alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) commonly found in unripe fruits. It is more gentle of an exfoliant when compared to the famous and potent glycolic and lactic acids.
Allantoin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fluffy, white powder that acts as a humectant due to its water-loving chemistry and as an exfoliant that helps to remove dead skin cells. It has also been shown to be very soothing to irritated and inflamed skin.
Benzyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient that is supplied as a clear, colorless liquid. Its main function is as a flavoring agent and fragrance. It also acts as a broad-spectrum preservative, solvent, and viscosity-controlling agent that thins the product.
Lecithin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A humectant, emollient, and emulsifier best suited for water-in-oil emulsions. Lecithin can come from sunflowers, soy, and eggs. The downside to lecithin is that it causes an extra burden on the formula’s preservative because it is nutritious.
Tartaric Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A less used AHA. It is mostly used as a pH adjusting ingredient and its effects on the skin are yet to be researched. Its derivatives are used in a similar manner to barrier-repairing ceramides.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from Aloe vera leaves, this moisturizing humectant, soothing, and antioxidant extract is commonly used in products targeting eczema, sunburn, or dermatitis. It soothes the skin and reduces the signs of inflammation and sensitivity.
Cananga Odorata Flower Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant essential oil obtained from the flowers of the tropical ylang-ylang tree. It is a popular ingredient in skincare, as well as in aromatherapy, perfumes, and the food industry for its sweet, floral, slightly fruity, jasmine-like scent.
Citrus Grandis Peel Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant essential oil obtained from pomelo peels - sometimes mislabeled as grapefruit. The high limonene content is responsible for its citrusy scent. It may induce sun allergies in people sensitive to citrus fruits.
Fullerenes
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Bisabolol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An anti-inflammatory compound found naturally in German chamomile essential oil. It has a pleasant, sweet, and floral scent. Bisabolol also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties but can cause an allergic reaction in more sensitive individuals.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
<p>A famous olive oil widely used in skincare as an emollient and occlusive moisturizer. It contains mainly unsaturated fatty acids, antioxidant flavonoids, and oleuropeins. Olive oil is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.</p>
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient and occlusive oil derived from sweet almonds. It has a favorable fatty acid composition (mainly oleic and linoleic acids), and a high content of vitamin E. Almond oil is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Prunus Persica (Peach) Kernel Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract obtained from the twigs and/or leaves of witch hazel. It is one of the oldest skincare remedies known to man. It is astringent and sebum regulating, meaning that it controls the amount of sebum that the skin produces.