COSRX AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum

AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum
5.2
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.3 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. COSRX AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.3 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 COSRX AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

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
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 15.9 10 10.0
6
4
3
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.6 20 0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.2
All humectants
15.9
Butylene Glycol
6
Niacinamide
4
Panthenol
3
Ethylhexylglycerin
1.3
Glycerin
1
Allantoin
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.6
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.2
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 0.6 20 0.3
All occlusives
0.6
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
4
3
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
All humectants 15.9 10 10
All humectants
15.9
Butylene Glycol
6
Niacinamide
4
Panthenol
3
Ethylhexylglycerin
1.3
Glycerin
1
Allantoin
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
75
4
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 79.9 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
79.9
Propolis Extract
75
Niacinamide
4
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Asiaticoside
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Propolis Extract
Est. %75
Function
Origin
A famous bee product that has traditionally been used to treat inflammation and wounds. The extract is soothing and promotes skin healing.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %6
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.
Niacinamide
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Also known as vitamin B3, this ingredient is a true superstar with confirmed moisturizing, anti-acne, and antioxidant benefits. Several studies have testified to the anti-wrinkle benefits of niacinamide and its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation.
Panthenol
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A popular soothing and moisturizing derivative of vitamin B5. Panthenol is particularly beneficial for dry, flaking, burned, or damaged skin. It is used to alleviate the symptoms of a rash, dermatitis, eczema, chapped lips, and sunburn.
1,2-Hexanediol
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A multi-functional formula helper. It is a well-studied preservtive against bacteria and can help pigments and fragrances disperse evenly in a formula.
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
An emulsion stabilizer and thickener that helps to create a pleasant, satiny, and light formula texture. It works by forming a gel-like network within water or oil, which both stabilizes other ingredients and produces a thickening effect.
Ethylhexylglycerin
Est. %1.3
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.
Glycerin
Est. %1
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.
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.
Asiatic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A compound isolated from Gotu Kola, a promising anti-wrinkle medicinal plant from Southeast Asia. It is claimed to increase the production of collagen and help with the wound healing process.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %0.3
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.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty oil expressed from sunflower seeds and one of the most commonly used oils in skincare. It has great emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Sunflower oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin E – an important skin antioxidant.
Hydrogenated Lecithin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A version of plain lecithin that has been saturated with hydrogen atoms. This ingredient can be derived from plants, like soy or sunflower, from egg yolks, or made synthetically. Its major function is to emulsify water and oils.
Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant and antioxidant essential tea tree oil praised for its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Tea tree oil helps to treat acne, inflamed skin, and small wounds. It might, however, cause allergies and skin irritations.
Asiaticoside
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A Gotu Kola derivative. It is a prospective anti-wrinkle and wound healing compound because it has been shown to be able to increase collagen and hyaluronic acid production.
Madecassic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An isolated bioactive compound from Gotu Kola. It increases collagen and hyaluronic acid production in the skin and helps to treat wounds, scars, and burns.
Dipropylene Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless liquid that has several uses. One of its main functions is as a solvent. Dipropylene glycol is also used to reduce the thickness of skincare products.
Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing and emollient oil extracted from macadamia nuts. It is clear and pale yellow with a pleasant nutty aroma and contains oleic and palmitoleic fatty acids, tocopherols, phytosterols, squalene, and polyphenols.
Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A vegetable glycerin or synthetically produced emulsifier and gentle cleansing agent. It won't leave skin feeling tight or dry when used to cleanse.
Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A solubilizer that can help incorporate small amounts of oil to an otherwise watery product while providing lightweight skin feel.
Sodium Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sodium salt of famous hyaluronic acid. A potent humectant that hydrates the skin, supports collagen function, and fills out small wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate also offers soothing and antioxidant properties.
Sucrose Distearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Ceramide NP
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as ceramide 3, it is the most common ceramide in our skin. It helps to restore the skin’s lipid barrier and alleviate the symptoms of dry and cracked skin. Research has shown that skin suffering from conditions such as AD lacks ceramides.
rh-Oligopeptide-1
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon