DCL Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories

AHA Resurfacing Lotion 20

AHA Resurfacing Lotion 20
4.5

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

6.8Humectancy2.2Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. DCL Dermatologic Cosmetic Laboratories AHA Resurfacing Lotion 20 has a moisturizing rating of 4.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Significantly more humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 6.8 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 2.2 out of 10.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Glycolic AcidSyntheticAnti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Exfoliant,Soothing,Formula Helper
5
Pentylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative,Formula Helper
4
Isopropyl PalmitateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Botanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Ammonium HydroxideSyntheticFormula Helper
1.9
Cetyl AlcoholBotanical,AnimalEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
PEG-100 StearateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
1
Potassium Cetyl PhosphateBotanical,SyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
0.3
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
0.3
Sodium HyaluronateBiotech,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing

Ingredients explained

Score

65

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

9

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

5

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Preservative, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

A naturally or synthetically derived preservative that exhibits effective antifungal and antibacterial traits. It also acts as a booster for more traditional preservatives. Pentylene glycol can also serve as a moisturizing humectant and solvent.
Score

4

Function

Emollient, Fragrance, Binding

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

An emollient ester of palmitic acid and isopropanol that gives the skin a smooth, soft, dry, non-oily after-feel. Isopropyl palmitate is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.

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