La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche Facial Moisturizer

Hydraphase Intense Riche Facial Moisturizer
8.2
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
6.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Intensely moisturizing. La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Riche Facial Moisturizer has a moisturizing rating of 8.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10 out of 10 and a high Occlusivity of 6.4 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
9
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4
3
2.5
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1.5
1.3
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0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 11.7 10 10.0
9
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 12.8 20 6.4
6.0
4.0
2.5
0.3
Moisturizing rating 8.2
All humectants
11.7
Glycerin
9
Urea
1.5
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
0.3
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
12.8
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
6.0
Dimethicone
4.0
Mineral Oil
2.5
Stearic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
8.2
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6
4
2.5
0.3
All occlusives 12.8 20 6.4
All occlusives
12.8
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
6.0
Dimethicone
4.0
Mineral Oil
2.5
Stearic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 11.7 10 10
All humectants
11.7
Glycerin
9
Urea
1.5
Pentylene Glycol
0.3
Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
0.3
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.6 3 No
All antioxidants
0.6
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
0.3
Tocopheryl Acetate
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.
Glycerin
Est. %9
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.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %6
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.
Dimethicone
Est. %4
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Polyethylene
Est. %3
Function
Origin
Commonly used in dense plastic packaging, its primary function in skincare is as a film-forming agent, which protects the product from being easily rinsed away by water or sweat. It also controls viscosity by increasing the thickness of oily products.
Mineral Oil
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
Also known as liquid paraffin, it is an amazing moisturizer (the second most occlusive one after Petrolatum). It is also an excellent emollient that fills the micro-cracks on the surface of the skin, making it appear smoother. Mineral oil is considered safe.
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A waxy solid fatty alcohol derived from palm oil. It is most commonly used as a co-emulsifier and affects the final aesthetic of the product, leaving a soft and silky feeling on the skin. Cetyl alcohol is also used as a viscosity controlling agent.
Urea
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
Urea can be found in urine, skin, and other tissues as a degradation product of proteins. In concentrations below 5%, urea is humectant moisturizing. At concentrations above 10% it is keratolytic, that helps to break away old, flaking, and cracked skin.
Glyceryl Linoleate
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
An ester that has superior emollient benefits in softening skin. It is a similar chemical to Vitamin F but with glycerin that can help alleviate dry-skin feeling.
PEG-100 Stearate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
This surfactant is more specifically classified as an emulsifier that produces oil-in-water emulsions. PEG-100 stearate can also be used as a cleansing 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.
Glyceryl Linolenate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient and emulsifier typically derived from vegetable sources through a chemical reaction with glycerin. It provides stability, texture, and consistency to formulations. Its main function is to allow oil and water to mix.
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.
Triethanolamine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless, and highly viscous liquid, this ingredient is an excellent pH adjuster. When it is necessary to neutralize an acidic solution or to generally increase the pH of a product, triethanolamine is a common choice.
Glyceryl Acrylate/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic humectant moisturizer often paired with glycerin. It also functions as a viscosity-controlling agent that creates gel-like formulas with thicker textures.
Pentylene Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally or synthetically derived preservative that exhibits effective antifungal and antibacterial traits. It also acts as a booster for more traditional preservatives. Pentylene glycol can also serve as a moisturizing humectant and solvent.
Carbomer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient with the ability to gel water. When used in emulsions, such as lotions and creams, carbomer can also act as an emulsion stabilizer.
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.
Glyceryl Oleate
Est. %0.3
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.
Stearic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A saturated fatty acid found in vegetable butter and animal fats. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient and also helps to maintain the barrier function of the skin.
Polysorbate 60
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ester based on sorbitan. It is good for emulsifying water and oils together – specifically making oil-in-water emulsions. Polysorbate 60 is also said to give a product a notable fragrance.
Xanthan Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural multi-functional ingredient that originates from fermented sugars. Xanthan gum acts as a viscosity-building agent to thicken skincare products. It is also an excellent stabilizer and works well to hold other ingredients together.
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A smaller-molecule version of the regular hyaluronic acid. It is a powerful humectant that absorbs into the skin and offers moisturizing, smoothing, and anti-wrinkle effects. It is also slightly anti-inflammatory and displays subtle antioxidant properties.
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.