Garnier Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15

Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15
5.5
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
1.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
15SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Garnier Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 has a moisturizing rating of 5.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.6 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.4 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

Garnier Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15 has an SPF of 15, which means that it provides an adequate level of sun protection. However, if you spend a substantial amount of time outdoors, it is better to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF 30 or higher.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
60
9
5
5
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.6 10 9.6
9
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 2.9 20 1.4
2.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.5
All humectants
9.6
Glycerin
9
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
2.9
Dimethicone
2.0
Palmitic Acid
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.5
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
2
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 2.9 20 1.4
All occlusives
2.9
Dimethicone
2.0
Palmitic Acid
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.6 10 9.6
All humectants
9.6
Glycerin
9
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 1.5 3 No
All antioxidants
1.5
Ascorbyl Glucoside
0.3
Nymphaea Alba Flower Extract
0.3
Phenylethyl Resorcinol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %60
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.
Octisalate
Est. %5
Function
Origin
A UVB sunscreen also known as ethylhexyl salicylate. It is normally paired with UVA sunscreens to provide broad-spectrum protection. Octisalate also protects other ingredients, like colorants and antioxidants, from deterioration due to exposure to UV light.
Octocrylene
Est. %5
Function
Origin
A synthetic compound that protects skin against harmful ultraviolet light.
Avobenzone
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A popular sunscreen that protects against UVA rays, which cause premature aging and skin cancer. Avobenzone degrades after about 30 minutes of sun exposure and becomes ineffective. It is therefore often paired with UV-filter stabilizers such as octocrylene.
Silica
Est. %2.5
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.
Dimethicone
Est. %2
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.
PEG-100 Stearate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
This surfactant is more specifically classified as an emulsifier that produces oil-in-water emulsions. PEG-100 stearate can also be used as a cleansing 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.
Octyldodecanol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An emollient fatty alcohol that spreads easily without leaving a greasy residue on the skin. It is also used as a solvent and dispersing agent for other ingredients.
Benzyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient that is supplied as a clear, colorless liquid. Its main function is as a flavoring agent and fragrance. It also acts as a broad-spectrum preservative, solvent, and viscosity-controlling agent that thins the product.
Benzyl Salicylate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrance ingredient with a sweet, floral, and slightly balsamic scent. It is one of the twenty-six fragrances that are considered allergens according to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), and so its use is restricted.
Capryloyl Salicylic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A derivative of salicylic acid, with bigger and more lipid-soluble molecules. This makes it more powerful and safer than salicylic acid. It is used as an exfoliating and peeling agent.
Citral
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant compound found in many essential oils (especially lemon myrtle and lemongrass essential oil). It has a sweet, lemon-like scent. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid products with citral, or at least do a patch test before using.
Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
This ingredient can refer to several kinds of dimethicone crosspolymers. Like other silicones, it makes products feel slippery and non-greasy but can also increase the thickness or improve the water-resistance of a formula.
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.
Geraniol
Est. %0.3
Function