CoverGirl Clean Liquid Foundation

Clean Liquid Foundation
6.4
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
3.8 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. CoverGirl Clean Liquid Foundation has a moisturizing rating of 6.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.0 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.8 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
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3
2.5
2
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9 10 9.0
9
Occlusivity All occlusives 7.5 20 3.8
4.0
2.5
1.0
Moisturizing rating 6.4
All humectants
9.0
Propylene Glycol
9
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
7.5
Mineral Oil
4.0
Cetyl Palmitate
2.5
Stearic Acid
1.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
6.4
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
4
2.5
1
All occlusives 7.5 20 3.8
All occlusives
7.5
Mineral Oil
4.0
Cetyl Palmitate
2.5
Stearic Acid
1.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
All humectants 9 10 9
All humectants
9.0
Propylene Glycol
9
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
None
All antioxidants 0 3 No
All antioxidants
0
None
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %65
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.
Propylene Glycol
Est. %9
Function
Origin
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.
Isopropyl Myristate
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A fast-spreading, cost-effective, non-greasy emollient that is typically used for lubrication, spreadability, or to remove “tackiness” from a product. Isopropyl Myristate is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Mineral Oil
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Also known as liquid paraffin, it is an amazing moisturizer (the second most occlusive one after Petrolatum). It is also an excellent emollient that fills the micro-cracks on the surface of the skin, making it appear smoother. Mineral oil is considered safe.
Talc
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A mineral powder used as a base material for powders, make-up, and pastes that absorbs sweat and oils very well. It is also often used in baby powders. Talc should never be applied to skin with a damaged lipid barrier (e.g. wounds and burns).
Cetyl Palmitate
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A moisturizing occlusive and emollient wax ester that consists of cetyl alcohol and palmitic acid. In nature, cetyl palmitate is found, and was first identified, in spermaceti, a waxy substance from inside the skull of the sperm whale.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %2
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.
Eucalyptus Citriodora Oil
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Stearic Acid
Est. %1
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.
Fragrance
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Under trade secret law, manufacturers have the right not to disclose what exactly went into the fragrance and use the unspecific word Fragrance or Parfum instead. Many fragrances are highly allergenic.
Camphor
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multifunctional fragrance ingredient that makes a great plasticizer.
Cellulose Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A polymer that is derived from its namesake, cellulose, which is plant-based. It has many formula-helper benefits, including thickening and product stabilization.
Lithium Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally occurring clay that is hygroscopic, which means that it easily absorbs water. This ingredient is thus commonly used as an absorbent and emulsion stabilizer. It also modifies slip by improving the spreadability of the products it is used in.
Menthol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A volatile compound isolated from peppermint oil. It causes a cooling sensation on the skin that can be very soothing. Menthol can also act as a topical painkiller. In more sensitive individuals, however, it may cause skin irritation or an allergy.
Methylparaben
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that keeps a product unspoiled. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding parabens, although the concentrations found in cosmetic formulations are generally considered to be safe.
Propylparaben
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that keeps a product unspoiled. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding parabens, although the concentrations found in cosmetic formulations are generally considered to be safe.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic soap-like ingredient that is used in cleansing products. It foams very well and is able to remove dirt and oil from the skin. It can be irritating.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of two the most commonly used mineral sunscreens. It can absorb UV light, including UVB – which causes burning, tanning, and even skin cancer. Also used as a colorant, titanium dioxide gives a product a bright white color.
Triethanolamine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless, and highly viscous liquid, this ingredient is an excellent pH adjuster. When it is necessary to neutralize an acidic solution or to generally increase the pH of a product, triethanolamine is a common choice.
Trisodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A chelating agent designed to encapsulate potentially harmful heavy metal ions that enter the formula through the water source. Once encapsulated, these heavy metal ions become inert.
Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Flower Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Iron Oxides
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Mineral pigments used to provide color in skincare products. These naturally occurring pigments are available in yellow, red, brown, and black powders.