La Mer

The Tonic

The Tonic
5.4

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.8Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. La Mer The Tonic has a moisturizing rating of 5.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.8 out of 10.

What else is good about it? La Mer The Tonic is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
Methyl Gluceth-20SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant)
4
Glycereth-26SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
3
Laminaria Saccharina ExtractAlgaeSoothing,Fragrance
2
Algae ExtractAlgaeMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-pigmentation,Emollient,Fragrance
1.5
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance
1.3
Medicago Sativa (Alfalfa) Seed PowderBotanicalAbrasive
1
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) SeedcakeBotanicalAbrasive,Formula Helper
0.3
Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Seed MealBotanicalAbrasive,Formula Helper
0.3
Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf OilBotanicalAntimicrobial,Fragrance
0.3
Sodium GluconateSyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Copper GluconateNaturally occurring,SyntheticAnti-wrinkle,Soothing

Ingredients explained

Score

75

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

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.
Score

6

Function

Moisturizing (humectant)

Origin

Synthetic

A humectant synthetically derived from glucose. It takes on the form of a clear, syrupy liquid.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Emulsifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

A glycerin-based ingredient with humectant moisturizing properties. It is an excellent emulsifier and thickener.
Score

3

Function

Soothing, Fragrance

Origin

Algae

A soothing extract derived from a species of edible brown seaweed called sugar kelp or Devil’s apron (due to its shape and large surface). It contains water-binding and soothing polysaccharides, as well as many beneficial minerals.
Score

2

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Antioxidant, Anti-pigmentation, Emollient, Fragrance

Origin

Algae

The name describes any extract made from any kind of algae. Algae extracts are moisturizing humectants – the gelatin-like polysaccharides bind and retain water, thereby hydrating the skin. Algae is a rich source of emollient and antioxidant compounds.

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