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Glycolic Facial Lotion

Glycolic Facial Lotion
2.4

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

4.8Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Slightly moisturizing. Credentials Glycolic Facial Lotion has a moisturizing rating of 2.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Purely humectant. It has a moderate Humectancy of 4.8 out of 10 and zero Occlusivity (we didn't find any occlusives on the ingredient list).
Tip: Studies suggest that humectants alone do not moisturize the skin. We recommend applying a product with some occlusive ingredients after the use of this one.

What else is good about it? Credentials Glycolic Facial Lotion is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
70
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
8.5
Glycolic AcidSyntheticAnti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Exfoliant,Soothing,Formula Helper
6
Magnesium Aluminum SilicateNaturally occurringFormula Helper
4
Sodium HydroxideSyntheticFormula Helper
3
Xanthan GumBotanical,BiotechFormula Helper
2.5
Camellia Oleifera Leaf ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Astringent
2
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing,Anti-pigmentation,Fragrance
1.5
Sodium HyaluronateBiotech,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing
1.3
Propylene GlycolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Diazolidinyl UreaSyntheticPreservative
0.3
MethylparabenSyntheticAntimicrobial,Fragrance,Preservative
0.3
PropylparabenSyntheticAntimicrobial,Fragrance,Preservative

Ingredients explained

Score

70

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.
Score

8.5

Function

Anti-wrinkle, Anti-acne, Exfoliant, Soothing, Ph adjuster

Origin

Synthetic

The second most used AHA (after lactic acid) with potent exfoliating and smoothing effects. It increases skin cell turnover, which is beneficial for acne and rosacea and decreases inflammation. When used in peels, GA may have an anti-wrinkle activity.
Score

6

Function

Absorbent, Anticaking, Bulking, Opacifying, Slip modifier, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Naturally occurring

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.
Score

4

Function

Denaturant, Ph adjuster

Origin

Synthetic

An ingredient that is able to bring the pH of a product up, thereby making it less harsh on the skin.
Score

3

Function

Binding, Emulsifying, Emulsion stabilizing, Gel-forming, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Biotech

A natural multi-functional ingredient that originates from fermented sugars. Xanthan gum acts as a viscosity-building agent to thicken skincare products. It is also an excellent stabilizer and works well to hold other ingredients together.

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