Josie Maran Argan Bright Skin Vitamin C Serum

Argan Bright Skin Vitamin C Serum
5.2
/ 10
Moisturizing
0.3 Humectancy icon Humectancy
10.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Josie Maran Argan Bright Skin Vitamin C Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more occlusive. It has a low Humectancy of 0.3 out of 10 and a maximum Occlusivity of 10 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 Josie Maran Argan Bright Skin Vitamin C 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
45
22
11
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 0.3 10 0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 46.6 20 10.0
45.0
1.0
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.2
All humectants
0.3
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
46.6
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
45.0
Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil
1.0
Squalane
0.3
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.2
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
45
1
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 46.6 20 10.0
All occlusives
46.6
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
45.0
Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil
1.0
Squalane
0.3
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
0.3
All humectants 0.3 10 0.3
All humectants
0.3
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
45
4
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 50.5 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
50.5
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
45
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
4
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
0.3
Althaea Officinalis Root Extract
0.3
Phloretin
0.3
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
0.3
Dunaliella Salina Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
Est. %45
Function
Origin
A fatty oil from Moroccan argan tree kernels commonly used as an occlusive moisturizer and emollient. Its uniqueness comes from its compounds: vitamin E, phospholipids, phenolic compounds, and rare phytosterols with antioxidant and emollient effects.
Coconut Alkanes
Est. %22
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing and emollient mixture that is similar to paraffin. It is produced from coconut oil and can allegedly form a soft, non-greasy film on the skin’s surface. It can be used as an alternative to silicones.
Oleyl Lactate
Est. %11
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Octyldodecyl PCA
Est. %6
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A lipid-soluble form of vitamin C that is more stable and less irritating than ascorbic acid. According to a recent clinical study, THDA has all the capabilities of regular vitamin C, including anti-wrinkle and anti-pigment activity.
Glyceryl Oleate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A nonionic surfactant that can be used as an emulsifier, emulsion stabilizer, and thickener in both skin cleansers and leave-on skincare products.
Dimethyl Isosorbide
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A solvent for active ingredients that is claimed to help them better penetrate the outer layer of skin. It also helps to reduce the thickness of a product.
Isostearyl Lactate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing rapeseed or canola seed oil. It mainly consists of fatty acids and lutein, and contains the highest amount of antioxidant phenolics among all vegetable oils.
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract from rice bran, the brown outer part of the rice kernel. It contains emollient fatty acids and antioxidants such as tocopherols (vitamin E) and γ-oryzanol.
Squalane
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing and emollient compound that forms part of the skin’s sebum. The main source of squalane had always been shark liver. Now, however, it is manufactured synthetically or derived from plant oils, such as olive and peanut oil.
Althaea Officinalis Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A soothing extract obtained from the marsh-mallow plant. It contains anti-inflammatory polyphenols and antioxidant polysaccharides.
Dunaliella Salina Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from a species of bright red algae, this extract contains the potent antioxidant beta-carotene, as well as a humectant moisturizing glycerol.
Pterocarpus Marsupium Bark Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Bisabolol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An anti-inflammatory compound found naturally in German chamomile essential oil. It has a pleasant, sweet, and floral scent. Bisabolol also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties but can cause an allergic reaction in more sensitive individuals.
Coco-Caprylate/Caprate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived emollient ester. It is a blend of caprylates and caprates and, relative to other emollients, is lightweight and dry on the skin. As a result, coco-caprylate/caprate serves as a natural alternative to volatile silicones.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract from the licorice root. It contains a well-researched anti-inflammatory compound called glycyrrhizin that can reduce inflammation. Licorice root extract is also used for its powerful antioxidant effects and ability to treat pigmentation.
Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
<p>A famous olive oil widely used in skincare as an emollient and occlusive moisturizer. It contains mainly unsaturated fatty acids, antioxidant flavonoids, and oleuropeins. Olive oil is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.</p>
Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A vegetable-based ingredient that stabilizes mixtures of oil and water.
Phloretin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon