Honest Beauty Honestly Pure Retinol Serum

Honestly Pure Retinol Serum
5.4
/ 10
Moisturizing
5.7 Humectancy icon Humectancy
5.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Honest Beauty Honestly Pure Retinol Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.4 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.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
6
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2
1.5
1.3
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0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 5.7 10 5.7
2
1.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 9.9 20 5.0
6.0
3.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.4
All humectants
5.7
Propanediol
2
Glycerin
1.5
Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract
1.3
Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate
0.3
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Niacinamide
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
9.9
Squalane
6.0
Jojoba Esters
3.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.4
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6
3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 9.9 20 5.0
All occlusives
9.9
Squalane
6.0
Jojoba Esters
3.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
2
1.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 5.7 10 5.7
All humectants
5.7
Propanediol
2
Glycerin
1.5
Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract
1.3
Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate
0.3
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Niacinamide
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 2.2 3 No
All antioxidants
2.2
Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract
1.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Niacinamide
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.
Squalane
Est. %6
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.
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %4
Function
Origin
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.
Jojoba Esters
Est. %3
Function
Origin
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.
Propanediol
Est. %2
Function
Origin
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.
Glycerin
Est. %1.5
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.
Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
An extract derived from apple fruit that has humectant moisturizing and antioxidant properties, as well as gentle anti-pigment effects. It contains humectant sugars, anti-pigment organic acids, and flavonoids.
Dextrin
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A partially hydrolyzed potato starch, most commonly used as a viscosity controlling and binding agent. When dispersed into water, it can create textures ranging from a thick paste to a soft gel.
Citric Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A gently exfoliating AHA that helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. In comparison to other AHAs, citric acid has been shown to be one of the least effective. It is also very commonly used as a stabilizing and pH-controlling agent.
Niacinamide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as vitamin B3, this ingredient is a true superstar with confirmed moisturizing, anti-acne, and antioxidant benefits. Several studies have testified to the anti-wrinkle benefits of niacinamide and its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation.
1,2-Hexanediol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multi-functional formula helper. It is a well-studied preservtive against bacteria and can help pigments and fragrances disperse evenly in a formula.
Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A chemically modified version of hyaluronic acid. It is more stable and less sticky than regular HA, while still providing the same humectant moisturizing properties (according to the manufacturer). There have been no clinical studies to confirm this.
Phytosteryl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient ingredient that is similar to ceramides in its structure. It provides a smooth and soft feeling to the skin.
Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A chelating agent that disables harmful heavy metal ions present in skincare.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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.
Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
Xanthan Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural multi-functional ingredient that originates from fermented sugars. Xanthan gum acts as a viscosity-building agent to thicken skincare products. It is also an excellent stabilizer and works well to hold other ingredients together.
Caprylhydroxamic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A chelating agent used alongside preservatives in order to boost their antimicrobial activity.
Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A very small-molecule version of regular sodium hyaluronate. It is a powerful humectant skin-identical ingredient that absorbs into the skin and offers plumping, smoothing, and anti-wrinkle effects.
Retinol
Est. %0.1
Function
Origin
One of the most famous and well-researched anti-aging ingredients. It is proven to decrease wrinkles, help the skin to regain its thickness, firmness, and texture. Retinol is also proven to effectively treat pigmentation issues such as dark spots and acne.