Kiehl's Avocado Eye Cream

Avocado Eye Cream
7.6
/ 10
Moisturizing
7.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
7.5 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. Kiehl's Avocado Eye Cream has a moisturizing rating of 7.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a high Humectancy of 7.6 out of 10 and a high Occlusivity of 7.5 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
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3
2.5
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1.5
1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 7.6 10 7.6
6
1
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 15.0 20 7.5
9.0
2.0
1.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 7.6
All humectants
7.6
Butylene Glycol
6
Propylene Glycol
1
Sodium PCA
0.3
Copper PCA
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
15.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
9.0
Tridecyl Trimellitate
2.0
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
1.5
Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate
1.3
Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate
0.3
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
0.3
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil
0.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
7.6
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
9
2
1.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 15.0 20 7.5
All occlusives
15.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
9.0
Tridecyl Trimellitate
2.0
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
1.5
Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate
1.3
Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate
0.3
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
0.3
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil
0.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
1
0.3
0.3
All humectants 7.6 10 7.6
All humectants
7.6
Butylene Glycol
6
Propylene Glycol
1
Sodium PCA
0.3
Copper PCA
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 2.4 3 No
All antioxidants
2.4
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
1.5
p-Anisic Acid
0.3
Tocopheryl Acetate
0.3
Beta-Carotene (CI 40800)
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %65
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.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %9
Function
Origin
A semi-solid, buttery fat extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree that is a wonderful occlusive and emollient ingredient mainly comprised of fatty acids. Shea butter contains a large amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %6
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.
Tridecyl Stearate
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
PEG-30 Dipolyhydroxystearate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Isodecyl Salicylate
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Tridecyl Trimellitate
Est. %2
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A fatty oil expressed from the fleshy part of an avocado, used in skincare for its excellent emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Avocado oil contains fatty acids, notably oleic acid (up to 80%), squalene, vitamin E, and carotenoids.
Isocetyl Stearoyl Stearate
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Propylene Glycol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
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.
Chlorphenesin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative and broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that protects products from a wide range of bacteria and fungi.
Beta-Carotene (CI 40800)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An orange-red plant pigment with powerful antioxidant activity.
Citric Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A gently exfoliating AHA that helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. In comparison to other AHAs, citric acid has been shown to be one of the least effective. It is also very commonly used as a stabilizing and pH-controlling agent.
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.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty oil expressed from sunflower seeds and one of the most commonly used oils in skincare. It has great emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Sunflower oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin E – an important skin antioxidant.
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A processed, butter-like castor oil. It is solely comprised of occlusive moisturizing and emollient saturated fatty acids and is best suited for dry skin. It can also act as a thickener and emulsifier.
Magnesium Sulfate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally occurring mineral that is commonly used in skincare products as a bulking agent. It helps to control the viscosity of products by making them thicker.
p-Anisic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A simple phenolic acid with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties that is used as a preservative. It has a faint, sweet aroma and can be found in anise, fennel, and cocoa seeds.
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.
Sorbitan Sesquioleate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural liquid ingredient that is yellow to amber in color and completely transparent. It supports oil and water mixtures and disperses minerals into oils.
Tocopheryl Acetate
Est. %0.3
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.
Copper PCA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A blue-green synthetic salt of copper and pyrrolidone carboxylic acid. It has antimicrobial properties and may be able to help with wound healing and sebum control, although the studies are lacking.
Dipentaerythrityl Hexacaprylate/Hexacaprate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A potent occlusive moisturizing jojoba oil derivative.
Isopropyl Palmitate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient ester of palmitic acid and isopropanol that gives the skin a smooth, soft, dry, non-oily after-feel. Isopropyl palmitate is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Sodium PCA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the most important parts of the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor, a mixture of various compounds that keeps the skin’s surface well hydrated. Sodium PCA is used in skincare for its fantastic humectant properties.