Estee Lauder Micro Essence Infusion Mask

Micro Essence Infusion Mask
6.8
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
3.5 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. Estee Lauder Micro Essence Infusion Mask has a moisturizing rating of 6.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.5 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
6
4
3
2
1.5
1.3
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 12.2 10 10.0
6
2
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 7.0 20 3.5
4.0
3.0
Moisturizing rating 6.8
All humectants
12.2
Butylene Glycol
6
Biosaccharide Gum-1
2
Pentylene Glycol
1.5
Gelidiella Acerosa Extract
0.3
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
0.3
Sucrose
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Trehalose
0.3
Algae Extract
0.3
Sorbitol
0.3
Saccharide Isomerate
0.3
PEG-8
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
7.0
Dimethicone
4.0
Squalane
3.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
6.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
4
3
All occlusives 7.0 20 3.5
All occlusives
7.0
Dimethicone
4.0
Squalane
3.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
2
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 12.2 10 10
All humectants
12.2
Butylene Glycol
6
Biosaccharide Gum-1
2
Pentylene Glycol
1.5
Gelidiella Acerosa Extract
0.3
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
0.3
Sucrose
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Trehalose
0.3
Algae Extract
0.3
Sorbitol
0.3
Saccharide Isomerate
0.3
PEG-8
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 1.2 3 No
All antioxidants
1.2
Caffeine
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Algae Extract
0.3
Tocopheryl Acetate
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.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %6
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.
Dimethicone
Est. %4
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.
Squalane
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing and emollient compound that forms part of the skin’s sebum. The main source of squalane had always been shark liver. Now, however, it is manufactured synthetically or derived from plant oils, such as olive and peanut oil.
Biosaccharide Gum-1
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A polysaccharide with humectant moisturizing and soothing properties.
Pentylene Glycol
Est. %1.5
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.
Hypnea Musciformis Extract
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A soothing extract from a species of red marine algae that contains a special seaweed, gel-forming polysaccharide called kappa-carrageenan.
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A soothing, cooling, and emollient extract derived from cucumbers. Cucumber has been used in skincare for centuries and is used to treat skin problems such as eye swelling, sunburn, and itchy and irritated skin.
Acetyl Glucosamine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A body-natural amino-saccharide used in skincare as an anti-pigment ingredient. Some other benefits of acetyl glucosamine include decreased skin flakiness, improved wound healing, and even a slight reduction in facial wrinkles.
Caffeine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant compound that is obtained from coffee and tea leaves. It increases the microcirculation of blood in the skin and is claimed to be able to reduce the appearance of orange peel skin (although the research is lacking).
Chlorphenesin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative and broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that protects products from a wide range of bacteria and fungi.
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.
Hydrogenated Lecithin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A version of plain lecithin that has been saturated with hydrogen atoms. This ingredient can be derived from plants, like soy or sunflower, from egg yolks, or made synthetically. Its major function is to emulsify water and oils.
Lactobacillus Ferment
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A biotechnological product – a mixture of metabolic products of Lactobacillus culture. Some Lactobacillus forms have been reported to have anti-wrinkle and barrier repairing effects, as well as able to improve skin hydration, elasticity, and gloss.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Sodium Chloride
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
You’re definitely familiar with sodium chloride, even if you don’t think you are. It’s table salt! Salt works well with some cleansing ingredients (surfactants) to thicken them into gels. It also acts as a stabilizer for water-in-oil emulsions.
Sorbitol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sweet-tasting alcohol derived from glucose. Aside from its sweet taste (for which it is used as a very common sweetener), Sorbitol is also very good at retaining water and is used in skincare as a humectant.
Sucrose
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
This ingredient is more commonly known as table sugar or saccharose and is derived from sugar beets or sugar cane. It is used as a humectant moisturizing ingredient in skincare products, as well as a sweetener.
Tocopheryl Acetate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant derivative of tocopherol (vitamin E). It helps to protect cells from free radicals and UV damage through the conversion to active vitamin E in the skin. It is more stable than tocopherol.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A small synthetic peptide that is thought to act similarly to Botox by calming contractions of the facial muscles and reducing expression wrinkles. The effect is only temporary and it does not improve the skin structure in any way.
Algae Extract
Est. %0.3
Function