Estee Lauder

Micro Essence Infusion Mask

Micro Essence Infusion Mask
6.8

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy3.5Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? 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 10.0 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.5 out of 10.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
3
SqualaneBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
2
Biosaccharide Gum-1Botanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing
1.5
Pentylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative,Formula Helper
1.3
Hypnea Musciformis ExtractAlgaeSoothing
1
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit ExtractBotanicalSoothing,Emollient
0.3
Gelidiella Acerosa ExtractAlgaeMoisturizing (humectant)
0.3
Lactobacillus FermentBiotechAnti-wrinkle,Soothing,Barrier repair,Antimicrobial
0.3
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Anti-wrinkle
0.3
Bifida Ferment LysateBiotechSoothing

Ingredients explained

Score

75

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

6

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.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Antifoaming, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

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.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

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.
Score

2

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A polysaccharide with humectant moisturizing and soothing properties.

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