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Green Tea Seed Intensive Hydrating Serum

Green Tea Seed Intensive Hydrating Serum
5.2

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.5Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. innisfree Green Tea Seed Intensive Hydrating Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.2 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 low Occlusivity of 0.5 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
4
AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticAntimicrobial,Astringent,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
BetaineBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
1.5
1,2-HexanediolBotanical,SyntheticPreservative,Formula Helper
1.3
Saccharide IsomerateBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant)
1
Camellia Sinensis Seed OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
0.3
Cetearyl OlivateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Hydrogenated LecithinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
0.3
Sorbitan OlivateBotanical,SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer SyntheticFormula 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 (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

4

Function

Antimicrobial, Astringent, Fragrance, Antifoaming, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

An effective antimicrobial ingredient that kills bacteria, fungi, and even some viruses. It is also an excellent solvent and astringent. Alcohol helps to create lighter and less viscous products. It can, however, be dehydrating and skin-sensitizing.
Score

3

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

2

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Antistatic, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

An ingredient derived from the sucrose in sugar beets. It has a negative chemical charge and a positive chemical charge on the same molecule. This allows betaine to be hygroscopic or humectant and thus provide moisturization by drawing water to the skin.

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