Dermalogica Ultracalming Serum Concentrate

Ultracalming Serum Concentrate
5.8
/ 10
Moisturizing
8.2 Humectancy icon Humectancy
3.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Dermalogica Ultracalming Serum Concentrate has a moisturizing rating of 5.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 8.2 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.4 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
6
4
3
2
1.5
1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 8.2 10 8.2
6
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 6.8 20 3.4
3.0
2.0
1.5
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.8
All humectants
8.2
Glycerin
6
Butylene Glycol
1
Portulaca Oleracea Extract
0.3
Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract
0.3
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
6.8
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
3.0
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
2.0
Dimethicone
1.5
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
3
2
1.5
0.3
All occlusives 6.8 20 3.4
All occlusives
6.8
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
3.0
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
2.0
Dimethicone
1.5
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 8.2 10 8.2
All humectants
8.2
Glycerin
6
Butylene Glycol
1
Portulaca Oleracea Extract
0.3
Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract
0.3
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 2.1 3 No
All antioxidants
2.1
Portulaca Oleracea Extract
0.3
Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract
0.3
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
0.3
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract
0.3
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
0.3
Phytosterols
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %75
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.
Glycerin
Est. %6
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.
Cyclomethicone
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A blend of emollient silicones that leaves a smooth and non-greasy after-feel. Unlike other types of oils, it does not leave any residue on the skin, which is part of what makes it so popular.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %3
Function
Origin
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.
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil
Est. %2
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing and emollient fatty oil expressed from the seeds of a yellow-flowered plant which often opens its flowers in the evening (hence the name). It is light and suitable for problematic, eczematous, and inflammation-prone skin.
Dimethicone
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Behenyl Alcohol
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A fatty alcohol with emollient properties. It is used as a co-emulsifier and thickener and tends to result in a product with a smooth and creamy application texture.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %1
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.
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clear, pale yellow liquid, that functions as an emollient and a solvent, meaning that it is useful for dissolving oil-soluble ingredients.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient extract from sunflower seeds that is packed with beneficial-for-skin ingredients such as squalene, phytosterols, phospholipids, amino acids, and antioxidant vitamin E.
Linalool
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant, volatile compound naturally present in many essential oils. It has a pleasant scent and is often used in skincare products as a fragrance. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A biotechnological fermentation ingredient that is created by feeding radish root to Leuconostoc kimchii. It allegedly contains organic acids and a mixture of peptides known as bacteriocins – which have antimicrobial activity.
Limonene
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the most used fragrances in skincare products. It is produced from the peels of citrus fruits and has a fresh, pleasant, citrusy smell. People who are sensitive to citrus should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Ophiopogon Japonicus Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A moisturizing extract derived from the roots of the dwarf lilyturf, also known as mondo grass. It is rich in humectant polysaccharides and contains anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Pentylene Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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.
Portulaca Oleracea Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from green or common purslane, this moisturizing extract is particularly rich in alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid, and contains antioxidant glutathione and vitamin E. As a herbal medicine, it is believed to treat headaches and inflammation.
Phytosterols
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A plant-based version of cholesterol that is used for its emollient properties in skincare. The richest sources of phytosterols are corn, rapeseed, and wheat germ oil.
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant and anti-inflammatory extract derived from ginger roots. It is a major part of Chinese traditional medicine. In can increase blood circulation, which helps with skin healing and skin metabolism.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A beneficial extract obtained from Oat groats popular in products aimed at eczema-prone skin. It contains skin healing beta-glucan, anti-inflammatory phenolic compounds, antioxidant flavonoids, various lipids, proteins, and moisturizing amino acids.
Bisabolol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An anti-inflammatory compound found naturally in German chamomile essential oil. It has a pleasant, sweet, and floral scent. Bisabolol also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties but can cause an allergic reaction in more sensitive individuals.
Cetearyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A blend of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, the fatty alcohols that are derived from palm oil. It helps to create emulsions that give off a soft and silky emollient feel and also increase product thickness.
Coco-Glucoside
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A mild cleansing and foaming agent. It can be used on its own as a gentle cleanser in a skin cleansing product or can be combined with more powerful cleansing agents, called anionic surfactants, to make them milder on the skin.
Decyl Glucoside
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A surfactant that can function as both a cleansing agent and emulsifier. As a cleansing agent, it is very mild on the skin. As an emulsifier, decyl glucoside will produce oil-in-water emulsions. It is naturally derived from vegetable oils and starch.
Polysorbate 60
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ester based on sorbitan. It is good for emulsifying water and oils together – specifically making oil-in-water emulsions. Polysorbate 60 is also said to give a product a notable fragrance.
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Est. %0.3
Function