Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Hand Cream

Hydrating Hand Cream
4.6
/ 10
Moisturizing
6.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
2.6 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Hand Cream has a moisturizing rating of 4.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 6.6 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 2.6 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 Dr. Hauschka Hydrating Hand Cream is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
9
6
4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 6.6 10 6.6
6
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 5.2 20 2.6
3.0
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 4.6
All humectants
6.6
Glycerin
6
Lactose
0.3
Kalanchoe Daigremontiana Leaf Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
5.2
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
3.0
Beeswax
1.3
Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil
0.3
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
0.3
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
4.6
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
3
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 5.2 20 2.6
All occlusives
5.2
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
3.0
Beeswax
1.3
Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil
0.3
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
0.3
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
0.3
0.3
All humectants 6.6 10 6.6
All humectants
6.6
Glycerin
6
Lactose
0.3
Kalanchoe Daigremontiana Leaf Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
4
2
0.3
All antioxidants 6.3 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
6.3
Althaea Officinalis Root Extract
4
Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract
2
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
0.3
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.
Alcohol
Est. %9
Function
Origin
An effective antimicrobial ingredient that kills bacteria, fungi, and even some viruses. It is also an excellent solvent and astringent. Alcohol helps to create lighter and less viscous products. It can, however, be dehydrating and skin-sensitizing.
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.
Althaea Officinalis Root Extract
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A soothing extract obtained from the marsh-mallow plant. It contains anti-inflammatory polyphenols and antioxidant polysaccharides.
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An emollient and occlusive oil derived from sweet almonds. It has a favorable fatty acid composition (mainly oleic and linoleic acids), and a high content of vitamin E. Almond oil is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Anthyllis Vulneraria Extract
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Root Extract
Est. %2
Function
Origin
An antioxidant extract derived from carrots. It is a rich source of the orange-colored beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A). Carrot root extract is often added to skincare products that are aimed at providing a better suntan.
Cetearyl Alcohol
Est. %1.5
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.
Beeswax
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A waxy substance made by bees while they are building their honeycombs. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient with wound healing and antimicrobial properties similar to those of honey. Its bleached, purified form is called Cera alba.
Prunus Spinosa Flower Extract
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Arachis Hypogaea (Peanut) Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Bentonite
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally occurring material that has a variety of functions. It is used as absorbent, since the bentonite can absorb oils produced by the skin and prevent a greasy appearance. It is also a great opacifier.
Benzyl Benzoate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrance ingredient with a fruity and woody scent. It is considered an allergen according to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), which means that care must be taken when determining usage levels in skincare products.
Benzyl Salicylate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrance ingredient with a sweet, floral, and slightly balsamic scent. It is one of the twenty-six fragrances that are considered allergens according to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), and so its use is restricted.
Citral
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant compound found in many essential oils (especially lemon myrtle and lemongrass essential oil). It has a sweet, lemon-like scent. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid products with citral, or at least do a patch test before using.
Citronellol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant compound found naturally in many essential oils (mainly lemongrass). It can have a lemon or a rose scent. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid products with citronellol, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Eugenol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant liquid that can be found naturally in the essential oils derived from cloves, cinnamon, basil, and bay leaf. It has a spicy and warm scent. People with sensitive skin should consider doing a patch test first, as it is a potential irritant.
Farnesol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant, liquid alcohol that is naturally found in many essential oils. It has a soft, sweet, floral scent. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Geraniol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant, volatile, plant-based, liquid chemical that can be naturally found in many essential oils (specifically rose, palmarosa, citronella). It has a rose-like scent. It is a potential irritant and may cause an allergic reaction in some people.
Lactose
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Lactose is a sugar consisting of glucose and galactose and is commonly found in milk. It is used as a water-attracting, humectant moisturizing ingredient in skincare products that also absorbs unpleasant odors.
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.
Lysolecithin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Lysolecithin is a special derivative of lecithin with improved emulsifying and dispersion properties in aqueous media. This leads to a higher water-binding capacity and better skin feeling. It is usually manufactured from soy lecithin and used as an emulsifying agent.
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.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A liquid plant wax, also known as Jojoba oil, pressed from the seeds of Simmondsia chinensis. These seeds can contain up to 50% of liquid wax. It is used as an occlusive moisturizer, emollient, and emulsifier.
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty emollient and occlusive moisturizing oil obtained from wheat germ. It mainly consists of linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acids followed by antioxidant vitamin E, phytosterols, and fatty alcohols.
Xanthan Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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.
Kalanchoe Daigremontiana Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Fragrance
Est. %0.3
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.