e.l.f. Cosmetics

Holy Hydration! Face Cream

Holy Hydration! Face Cream
6.9

/ 10

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Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy3.8Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Highly moisturizing. e.l.f. Cosmetics Holy Hydration! Face Cream has a moisturizing rating of 6.9 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 moderate Occlusivity of 3.8 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
IsohexadecanePetroleumEmollient,Formula Helper
6
Stearyl HeptanoateSynthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
4
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
2.5
Isopropyl IsostearateSynthetic,AnimalEmollient,Formula Helper
2
NiacinamideBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Barrier repair,Anti-pigmentation,Anti-seborrheic
1.5
Cetearyl OlivateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1.3
TrehaloseBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Flavor
1
SqualaneBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
0.3
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Stearic AcidBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Barrier repair,Emollient,Cleansing,Fragrance,Formula Helper

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

Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Petroleum

A clear, colorless liquid that is commonly used as an emollient. It is made up of pure hydrocarbons and leaves a dry feeling on the skin upon application. It also increases the spreadability of a product.
Score

6

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic,Animal

Description is coming soon
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.

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