Indie Lee Overnight Banish Gel

Indie Lee Overnight Banish Gel
5.5
/ 10
Moisturizing
6.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
4.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich Skin Soothing icon
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Review

Results you may expect from using Indie Lee Overnight Banish Gel:

Based on the ingredient analysis by CreamScan, these are the key benefits you can expect from using Indie Lee Overnight Banish Gel:

  • Moderate moisturizing. It has a moisturizing rating of 5.5 out of 10.
  • Soothing: Indie Lee Overnight Banish Gel contains a high concentration of soothing ingredients, which may help to reduce irritation and calm the skin.

How moisturizing is it?

Quite moisturizing: Indie Lee Overnight Banish Gel has a moisturizing rating of 5.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather humectant. It has a high humectancy of 6.6 out of 10, primarily due to the substantial concentration of Glycerin (est. ≈2.5%) and Propanediol (est. ≈2.0%), and a moderate occlusivity of 4.4 out of 10, mainly due to the significant content of Triheptanoin (est. ≈7.5%).

Please refer to the Ratings section below for details of the moisturizing rating calculation.

Skin soothing

Based on the ingredient list analysis, Indie Lee Overnight Banish Gel is rich (> 5%) in soothing ingredients, particularly Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water (est. ≈5.0%).

When applied to the skin, compounds of soothing ingredients, such as triglycerides, phospholipids, fatty acids, phenolic compounds, and antioxidants, work together to soothe the skin through various mechanisms: reducing inflammation, promoting wound healing, repairing the skin barrier, and providing antimicrobial and antioxidant activities.

Ingredients

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
70
7.5
5
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ratings

All humectants
6.6
2.5
2
1.5
0.3
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
8.8
7.5
1.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.5
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 6.6 10
6.6
2.5
2
1.5
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 8.8 20
4.4
7.5
1.3
Moisturizing rating
5.5
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
7.5
1.3
All occlusives 8.8 20
4.4
All occlusives
8.8
7.5
1.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
2.5
2
1.5
0.3
0.3
All humectants 6.6 10
6.6
All humectants
6.6
2.5
2
1.5
0.3
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient
Ingredient anti-wrinkle power
when present at, %
in this formula est. %
Rating
None
Total
0
None
Anti-wrinkle rating
0
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark
Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.6 3 No
All antioxidants
0.6
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Arctium Lappa Root Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rating
5
0.3
0.3
All soothing 5.6 5 Rich in soothing
All soothing
5.6
5
0.3
0.3
Benchmark
5

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %70
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.
Triheptanoin
Est. %7.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water
Est. %5
Function
Origin
A fragrant, astringent essential water obtained by steeping and distilling the twigs and leaves of the witch hazel plant. It leaves the skin feeling tight and refreshed after application and helps with the healing of small cuts on the skin.
Kaolin
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A type of mineral clay milled into a white, very fine powder. It is able to absorb sweat and oil, which then helps to keep the skin matte. The larger particles of kaolin are used in skin scrubs as an abrasive ingredient.
Glycerin
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin

The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective.

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.
Pentylene Glycol
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
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.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A semi-solid, buttery fat extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree that is a wonderful occlusive and emollient ingredient mainly comprised of fatty acids. Shea butter contains a large amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Brassica Alcohol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Polyglyceryl-2 Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally occurring clay that is hygroscopic, which means that it easily absorbs water. This ingredient is thus commonly used as an absorbent and emulsion stabilizer. It also modifies slip by improving the spreadability of the products it is used in.
Sodium Stearoyl Glutamate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A useful ingredient for both cleansing and emulsifying purposes. It is a powerful agent for washing away dirt and oils from the skin.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %0.3
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.
Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Stearyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural fatty alcohol that thickens, stabilizes, and keeps emulsions a bright white color. It has many uses, the main one being as an emulsifier. It also acts as an opacifying agent and emollient.
Alcohol Denat.
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin

Denatured alcohol is ethanol that contains additives that make it unsafe to consume. It is mainly used as a solvent and an antimicrobial agent. A major drawback to alcohol denat. is that it dries out the skin.

Bentonite
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally occurring material that has a variety of functions. It is used as absorbent, since the bentonite can absorb oils produced by the skin and prevent a greasy appearance. It is also a great opacifier.
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.
Potassium Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A very alkaline ingredient, meaning that it has a high pH. Potassium hydroxide is therefore useful in bringing a low pH in a cosmetic product up to a more neutral, skin-safe level.
Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Tasmannia Lanceolata Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Zinc PCA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A two-part ingredient: Zinc helps to control sebum and bacteria in acne-prone skin, while skin-identical PCA is a moisturizing humectant. Zinc PCA may even boost collagen production and so is researched as a potential anti-wrinkle ingredient.
Morinda Citrifolia Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from Aloe vera leaves, this moisturizing humectant, soothing, and antioxidant extract is commonly used in products targeting eczema, sunburn, or dermatitis. It soothes the skin and reduces the signs of inflammation and sensitivity.
Phenethyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient that primarily serves as a preservative. Derived from the Chinese cinnamon tree, it provides broad-spectrum protection for skincare products through its antimicrobial efficacy.
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.
Arctium Lappa Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A soothing and antiseborrheic extract derived from the roots of the greater burdock.
Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Jasminum Grandiflorum (Jasmine) Flower Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon