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Honestly Pure Retinol Serum

Honestly Pure Retinol Serum
5.3

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

5.7Humectancy5.0Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Honest Beauty Honestly Pure Retinol Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.3 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a moderate Humectancy of 5.7 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 5.0 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
SqualaneBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
4
Cetyl AlcoholBotanical,AnimalEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Jojoba EstersBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Soothing,Emollient,Abrasive
2
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
1.5
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-pigmentation
1
DextrinBotanicalFormula Helper
0.1
RetinolSyntheticAnti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Anti-pigmentation
0.3
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Botanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
TocopherolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Citric AcidBotanical,SyntheticExfoliant,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

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

4

Function

Emollient, Fragrance, Emulsifying, Emulsion stabilizing, Foaming, Opacifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Animal

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.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Soothing, Emollient, Abrasive

Origin

Botanical

A mixture of various wax esters from jojoba oil. It is used in skincare products as a fantastic emollient, soothing, and occlusive moisturizing agent that won't leave a sticky, oily feeling on the skin.
Score

2

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.

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