Elizabeth Arden Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip-Fix Cream

Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip-Fix Cream
6.7
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
4.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. Elizabeth Arden Elizabeth Arden Advanced Lip-Fix Cream has a moisturizing rating of 6.7 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.0 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 4.4 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
9
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3
2.5
2
1.5
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9 10 9.0
9
Occlusivity All occlusives 8.8 20 4.4
6.0
2.5
0.3
Moisturizing rating 6.7
All humectants
9.0
Glycerin
9
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
8.8
Mineral Oil
6.0
Paraffin
2.5
Dimethicone
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
6.7
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6
2.5
0.3
All occlusives 8.8 20 4.4
All occlusives
8.8
Mineral Oil
6.0
Paraffin
2.5
Dimethicone
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
All humectants 9 10 9
All humectants
9.0
Glycerin
9
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
None
All antioxidants 0 3 No
All antioxidants
0
None
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.
Glycerin
Est. %9
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.
Mineral Oil
Est. %6
Function
Origin
Also known as liquid paraffin, it is an amazing moisturizer (the second most occlusive one after Petrolatum). It is also an excellent emollient that fills the micro-cracks on the surface of the skin, making it appear smoother. Mineral oil is considered safe.
Stearyl Alcohol
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A natural fatty alcohol that thickens, stabilizes, and keeps emulsions a bright white color. It has many uses, the main one being as an emulsifier. It also acts as an opacifying agent and emollient.
Isopropyl Myristate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A fast-spreading, cost-effective, non-greasy emollient that is typically used for lubrication, spreadability, or to remove “tackiness” from a product. Isopropyl Myristate is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Paraffin
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
Paraffin is a petroleum-based, very oily, emollient and extremely occlusive mixture of purified hydrocarbons, also known as mineral oil. Depending on the molecule's size, it can either be a liquid, a solid, or anything in between. To learn more about liquid paraffin and its effects on our skin, read here.
Poloxamer 184
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A synthetic surfactant that cleanses and emulsifies.
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A waxy solid fatty alcohol derived from palm oil. It is most commonly used as a co-emulsifier and affects the final aesthetic of the product, leaving a soft and silky feeling on the skin. Cetyl alcohol is also used as a viscosity controlling agent.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
An emollient and emulsifier typically derived from vegetable sources through a chemical reaction with glycerin. It provides stability, texture, and consistency to formulations. Its main function is to allow oil and water to mix.
Polysorbate 60
Est. %1
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.
Benzalkonium Chloride
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A cationic surfactant with broad spectrum protection against microbes.
Chlorhexidine Digluconate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic antimicrobial ingredient used to deal with bacterial and fungal skin infections. In the same way that it wipes out bacteria from the skin, it can also fight them inside cosmetic products, acting as a preservative.
Dimethicone
Est. %0.3
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.
Disodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic chelator that helps to maintain the look and smell of a product by 'locking up' troublesome metal ions.
Methylparaben
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that keeps a product unspoiled. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding parabens, although the concentrations found in cosmetic formulations are generally considered to be safe.
Sorbitan Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A vegetable-derived ingredient most commonly used as an emulsifier to stabilize water and oil mixtures.
PEG-40 Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
This PEG, or polyethylene glycol, is excellent at emulsifying water and oil together to form oil-in-water emulsions. Due to its water-loving nature, PEG-40 stearate can also act as a cleansing agent.
Silica
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A widely used cosmetic ingredient with the same chemical composition as the sand found on beaches. A common function of silica is its ability to control viscosity. In certain chemical forms, it can effectively thicken cream-style products.