Fourth Ray Beauty

Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir

Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir
6.9

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy3.8Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Highly moisturizing. Fourth Ray Beauty Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir 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.

What else is good about it? Fourth Ray Beauty Raydiate Vitamin C Elixir is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Botanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
2
Pentylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative,Formula Helper
1.5
Tetrahexyldecyl AscorbateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-pigmentation
1.3
3-O-Cetyl Ascorbic AcidSynthetic
1
Sodium HyaluronateBiotech,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing
0.3
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root OilBotanicalFragrance
0.3
Myrciaria Dubia Fruit ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant
0.3
Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant
0.3
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel ExtractBotanicalFragrance,Formula Helper

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 (occlusive), Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
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), Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Biotech,Synthetic

An excellent solvent capable of mixing water with normally water-insoluble ingredients. It also functions as a humectant due to its water-loving alcohol groups. Propanediol can control the viscosity of a product by reducing its thickness.
Score

2

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Preservative, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

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.

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