Josie Maran Argan Smooth Skin Resurfacing Serum

Argan Smooth Skin Resurfacing 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 Smooth Skin Resurfacing 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 Smooth Skin Resurfacing 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

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Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
50
22
11
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1.5
1
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 0.3 10 0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 51.8 20 10.0
50.0
1.5
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.2
All humectants
0.3
Isosorbide Disunflowerseedate
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
51.8
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
50.0
Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil
1.5
Camelina Sativa Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.2
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
50
1.5
0.3
All occlusives 51.8 20 10.0
All occlusives
51.8
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
50.0
Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil
1.5
Camelina Sativa Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
0.3
All humectants 0.3 10 0.3
All humectants
0.3
Isosorbide Disunflowerseedate
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
50
All antioxidants 50 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
50
Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
50
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil
Est. %50
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.
Oleyl Lactate
Est. %22
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Coconut Alkanes
Est. %11
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.
Coco-Caprylate/Caprate
Est. %6
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.
Octyldodecyl PCA
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.
Isostearyl Lactate
Est. %2
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Brassica Campestris (Rapeseed) Seed Oil
Est. %1.5
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.
Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Camelina Sativa Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An oil expressed from wild flax seeds. It is a good base oil due to its moisturizing (occlusive) and emollient properties, its fatty acid composition, and its high content of antioxidants.
Isosorbide Disunflowerseedate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon