Isle of Paradise

Express Ultra Dark Mousse

Express Ultra Dark Mousse
5.2

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.4Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Isle of Paradise Express Ultra Dark Mousse 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 0.4 out of 10.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
DihydroxyacetoneBotanical,SyntheticTanning,Colorant,Formula Helper
6
Propylene GlycolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor OilBotanical,SyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
2.5
EthoxydiglycolSyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Decyl GlucosideBotanical,SyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
1.5
Glycereth-26SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
1.3
ErythruloseBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Tanning,Colorant
1
Methoxyphenyl t-Butylphenyl Propanediol
0.3
Agastache Mexicana Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract Botanical
0.3
Tropaeolum Majus Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract BotanicalAntioxidant,Soothing

Ingredients explained

Score

60

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

9

Function

Tanning, Colorant, Reducing

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A self-tanning agent that works by reacting with the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin to produce the desired tan pigmentation. This pigment can last for several days and up to several weeks.
Score

6

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A clear, thick, odorless liquid of synthetic origin. Its main function is to stabilize cosmetic products exposed to varying temperatures. It is also a moderately strong humectant with similar properties to glycerin.
Score

4

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

3

Function

Fragrance, Emulsifying, Solubilizing

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A castor oil-derived ingredient often used to incorporate small amounts of oil (such as a fragrance) into a water-based product. PEG-4 HCO is a gold-standard solubilizer and can be used in low amounts due to its ability to solubilize things so well.

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