Joanna Vargas Daily Serum

Daily Serum
2.6
/ 10
Moisturizing
5.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.2 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Slightly moisturizing. Joanna Vargas Daily Serum has a moisturizing rating of 2.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a moderate Humectancy of 5.0 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.2 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 Joanna Vargas Daily 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
85
1.5
1.4
1.3
1.2
1.1
1
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 5 10 5.0
1.5
1.4
1.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.3 20 0.2
0.3
Moisturizing rating 2.6
All humectants
5.0
Hyaluronic Acid
1.5
Glycerin
1.4
Galactoarabinan
1.2
Gluconolactone
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Sorbitol
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
2.6
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
0.3
All occlusives 0.3 20 0.2
All occlusives
0.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
1.5
1.4
1.2
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 5 10 5
All humectants
5.0
Hyaluronic Acid
1.5
Glycerin
1.4
Galactoarabinan
1.2
Gluconolactone
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Sorbitol
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
1.5
1.2
1
1
All antioxidants 4.7 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
4.7
Hyaluronic Acid
1.5
Galactoarabinan
1.2
Sodium Ascorbate
1
Tocopheryl Acetate
1
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %85
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.
Hyaluronic Acid
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A potent, skin-identical humectant moisturizing ingredient that is able to bind water 1000 times its own weight. The anti-aging benefits of hyaluronic acid are due to its ability to stimulate the synthesis of collagen in the skin.
Glycerin
Est. %1.4
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.
Chlorophyllin-Copper Complex (CI 75810)
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Galactoarabinan
Est. %1.2
Function
Origin
A plant polysaccharide with humectant moisturizing properties that is most commonly obtained from Larch trees. It consists of two simple sugars: galactose and arabinose.
Avena Sativa (Oat) Flower/Leaf/Stem Juice
Est. %1.1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Sodium Ascorbate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A well-researched sodium salt of vitamin C. It has antioxidant, collagen-boosting, and pigment-improving properties. It degrades very easily when exposed to air and needs careful packaging.
Tocopheryl Acetate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An antioxidant derivative of tocopherol (vitamin E). It helps to protect cells from free radicals and UV damage through the conversion to active vitamin E in the skin. It is more stable than tocopherol.
Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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.
Cellulose Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A polymer that is derived from its namesake, cellulose, which is plant-based. It has many formula-helper benefits, including thickening and product stabilization.
Dimethicone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Disodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic chelator that helps to maintain the look and smell of a product by 'locking up' troublesome metal ions.
Gluconolactone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A PHA derived from glucose. It has exfoliating and humectant properties and acts as a penetration enhancer for other ingredients. It has also been shown to assist in the treatment of acne and the prevention of photoaging.
Glyceryl Linoleate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ester that has superior emollient benefits in softening skin. It is a similar chemical to Vitamin F but with glycerin that can help alleviate dry-skin feeling.
Lecithin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A humectant, emollient, and emulsifier best suited for water-in-oil emulsions. Lecithin can come from sunflowers, soy, and eggs. The downside to lecithin is that it causes an extra burden on the formula’s preservative because it is nutritious.
Linalool
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant, volatile compound naturally present in many essential oils. It has a pleasant scent and is often used in skincare products as a fragrance. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
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.
Polysorbate 80
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A non-ionic surfactant, which means that it contains no chemical charges. It can be used as a mild cleansing agent in skin cleansing products but is more commonly used for its emulsifying abilities.
Retinyl Palmitate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An esterified form of retinol – it combines retinol and palmitic acid into one molecule. Retinyl palmitate is less irritating than retinol but also much less effective in its anti-aging and acne-reducing effects.
Sodium Benzoate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that usually works in combination with other preservatives. It has to be at low pH (<5.5) to be effective.
Sorbitol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sweet-tasting alcohol derived from glucose. Aside from its sweet taste (for which it is used as a very common sweetener), Sorbitol is also very good at retaining water and is used in skincare as a humectant.
Limonene
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the most used fragrances in skincare products. It is produced from the peels of citrus fruits and has a fresh, pleasant, citrusy smell. People who are sensitive to citrus should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
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.