KYPRIS Moonlight Catalyst Refine & Renew Facial Serum

Moonlight Catalyst Refine & Renew Facial Serum
5.0
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. KYPRIS Moonlight Catalyst Refine & Renew Facial Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Purely humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10 out of 10 and zero Occlusivity (we didn't find any occlusives on the ingredient list).
Tip: Studies suggest that humectants alone do not moisturize the skin. We recommend applying a product with some occlusive ingredients after the use of this one.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
80
6
4
3
2
1.5
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
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 11.4 10 10.0
6
3
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
None
Moisturizing rating 5.0
All humectants
11.4
Glycerin
6
Xylitylglucoside
3
Algae
1.5
Anhydroxylitol
0.3
Xylitol
0.3
Trehalose
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.0
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
None
All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
3
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 11.4 10 10
All humectants
11.4
Glycerin
6
Xylitylglucoside
3
Algae
1.5
Anhydroxylitol
0.3
Xylitol
0.3
Trehalose
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
1.5
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 2.1 3 No
All antioxidants
2.1
Algae
1.5
Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract
0.3
Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %80
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.
Glycerin
Est. %6
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.
Lactobacillus/Pumpkin Fruit Ferment Filtrate
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Xylitylglucoside
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An emollient extract from rice bran, the brown outer part of the rice kernel. It includes palmitic, stearic, oleic, linoleic acids, and antioxidants such as tocopherols and γ-oryzanol.
Sclerotium Gum
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A thickener with a silky, velvety feel that many manufacturers use as an alternative to silicones.
Algae
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Maltodextrin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A formula helper manufactured from starch. It has a sweet flavor and is often used in rinse-off products to support their foaming structure. Maltodextrin is also used to stabilize emulsions and to absorb and bind other ingredients in the formula.
Sodium Chloride
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
You’re definitely familiar with sodium chloride, even if you don’t think you are. It’s table salt! Salt works well with some cleansing ingredients (surfactants) to thicken them into gels. It also acts as a stabilizer for water-in-oil emulsions.
Sodium Citrate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A salt of citric acid that has a salty and tart flavor and is used as a fragrance. It is mildly basic, meaning that its addition to a skincare product can adjust the pH upward.
Sodium Levulinate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sodium salt of levulinic acid that is used as an antimicrobial and preservative agent, inhibiting the growth of harmful bacteria in a product.
Xylitol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An organic compound that is most well-known for its use as a sweetener that also protects your teeth from cavities. Xylitol is used in skincare as a moisturizing humectant and has been shown to improve the protective barrier function of the skin.
Anhydroxylitol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A derivative of xylitol, a naturally occurring sugar alcohol. It has humectant moisturizing properties.
Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Hydrolyzed Fucus Vesiculosus Protein
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A biotechnological fermentation ingredient that is created by feeding radish root to Leuconostoc kimchii. It allegedly contains organic acids and a mixture of peptides known as bacteriocins – which have antimicrobial activity.
Prunus Domestica Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Peach fruit extract is an extract made from the fleshy part of peach fruits. It is used in skincare to add a sweet and fruity peach flavor to the product. This extract contains a plethora of valuable antioxidant compounds. The most abundant are organic acids (mainly malic acid), vitamin C, carotenoids, and flavonoids.
Rosa Canina Flower Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Vigna Aconitifolia Seed Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Hippophae Rhamnoides Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract from sea buckthorn fruits. It contains various antioxidant and astringent compounds and significantly improved skin elasticity in a small clinical study.
Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A potent, soothing extract from the bark of the white willow. It has potent anti-inflammatory effects due to its salicin content. Tannins from the willow bark extract have astringent effects and can aid in the skin’s healing process.
Trehalose
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sweet-tasting saccharide that can be found in various yeasts and fungi and that is manufactured from starch for cosmetic purposes. It is one of the most popular sugars in skincare and is mainly used for its humectant properties.
Sodium Anisate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural preservative with a sweet scent.
sh-Oligopeptide-1
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as Human Epidermal Growth Factor. It increases metabolism in skin cells and improves skin texture, elasticity, and firmness. There is some controversy around the use of growth factors in skincare.