L'Occitane Peony Perfecting Mist

Peony Perfecting Mist
3.2
/ 10
Moisturizing
6.3 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. L'Occitane Peony Perfecting Mist has a moisturizing rating of 3.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Purely humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 6.3 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
1
1
1
1
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 6.3 10 6.3
6
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
None
Moisturizing rating 3.2
All humectants
6.3
Glycerin
6
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
3.2
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
None
All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
0.3
All humectants 6.3 10 6.3
All humectants
6.3
Glycerin
6
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
None
All antioxidants 0 3 No
All antioxidants
0
None
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.
Paeonia Lactiflora Extract
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Pelargonium Graveolens Water
Est. %3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Citric Acid
Est. %1
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.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %1
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.
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A castor oil-derived ingredient often used to incorporate small amounts of oil (such as a fragrance) into a water-based product. PEG-4 HCO is a gold-standard solubilizer and can be used in low amounts due to its ability to solubilize things so well.
PPG-26-Buteth-26
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A water-loving surfactant, which means it can act as an emulsifier, solubilizer, and cleansing agent. As an emulsifier, it helps to create oil-in-water emulsions.
Nitrogen
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.
Sodium Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ingredient that is able to bring the pH of a product up, thereby making it less harsh on the skin.
1,2-Hexanediol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multi-functional formula helper. It is a well-studied preservtive against bacteria and can help pigments and fragrances disperse evenly in a formula.
Biosaccharide Gum-4
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sugar-derived gel which forms a water-binding film on the skin’s surface. This film allegedly protects the skin from environmental stressors.
Caprylyl Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient that improves product spreadability and offers a silky feel on the skin. It also acts as a preservative booster that improves the efficacy of other preservatives. According to the manufacturer, it is also a humectant moisturizer.
Fragrance
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Under trade secret law, manufacturers have the right not to disclose what exactly went into the fragrance and use the unspecific word Fragrance or Parfum instead. Many fragrances are highly allergenic.