iS Clinical Brightening Serum

Brightening Serum
5.0
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. iS Clinical Brightening Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Purely humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10 out of 10 and zero Occlusivity (we didn't find any occlusives on the ingredient list).
Tip: Studies suggest that humectants alone do not moisturize the skin. We recommend applying a product with some occlusive ingredients after the use of this one.

What else is good about it?

 iS Clinical Brightening Serum is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
50
22
11
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 64 10 10.0
50
11
3
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
None
Moisturizing rating 5.0
All humectants
64.0
Butylene Glycol
50
Glycerin
11
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract
3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.0
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
None
All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
50
11
3
All humectants 64 10 10
All humectants
64.0
Butylene Glycol
50
Glycerin
11
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract
3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
4
3
2
1.5
All antioxidants 10.5 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
10.5
Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract
4
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract
3
Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract
2
Alpha-Arbutin
1.5
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Butylene Glycol
Est. %50
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless liquid humectant that draws moisture to the skin. The humectancy of butylene glycol, owed to its two hydroxyl groups, is quite considerable, although not as powerful as glycerin, which contains three hydroxyl groups.
Water
Est. %22
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. %11
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.
Alcohol Denat.
Est. %6
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.
Ascophyllum Nodosum Extract
Est. %4
Function
Origin
An extract from brown sea algae, a rich source of gel-forming algae polysaccharides such as fucoids, alginate, and ascophyllan, as well as some antioxidant phenolic compounds and minerals.
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant extract from sugarcane, the famous crop used to make sugar. It acts as a humectant and exfoliating agent – the little sugar crystals mechanically remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface.
Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit/Leaf Extract
Est. %2
Function
Origin
Derived from the berries and leaves of the bilberry plant, this powerful antioxidant, astringent, and refreshing extract is rich in anthocyanins, flavonoids, and tannins.
Alpha-Arbutin
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Glyceryl Polyacrylate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A synthetic thickening polymer that can be used in a variety of product types. This polymer can feel lightweight but can also stand up to heavier ingredients in products like body butters.
Menthol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A volatile compound isolated from peppermint oil. It causes a cooling sensation on the skin that can be very soothing. Menthol can also act as a topical painkiller. In more sensitive individuals, however, it may cause skin irritation or an allergy.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Polyporus Umbellatus (Mushroom) Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A potent, soothing extract from the bark of the white willow. It has potent anti-inflammatory effects due to its salicin content. Tannins from the willow bark extract have astringent effects and can aid in the skin’s healing process.