Darphin

HYDRASKIN Intensive Skin-Hydrating Serum

HYDRASKIN Intensive Skin-Hydrating Serum
5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.1Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Darphin HYDRASKIN Intensive Skin-Hydrating Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.1 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
4
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Methyl Gluceth-20SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant)
1.5
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor OilBotanical,SyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
Imperata Cylindrica Root ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Anti-wrinkle
1
Punica Granatum ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Astringent,Fragrance
0.3
Malachite ExtractNaturally occurringAntioxidant
0.3
Sodium HyaluronateBiotech,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing
0.3
TocopherolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
EthylhexylglycerinSyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative

Ingredients explained

Score

75

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

6

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Biotech,Synthetic

An excellent solvent capable of mixing water with normally water-insoluble ingredients. It also functions as a humectant due to its water-loving alcohol groups. Propanediol can control the viscosity of a product by reducing its thickness.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

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.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

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.
Score

2

Function

Moisturizing (humectant)

Origin

Synthetic

A humectant synthetically derived from glucose. It takes on the form of a clear, syrupy liquid.

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