Miss Spa

Clock Stopper Retinol Repairing Serum

Clock Stopper Retinol Repairing Serum
3.8

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

7.6Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Miss Spa Clock Stopper Retinol Repairing Serum has a moisturizing rating of 3.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Purely humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 7.6 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.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
80
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
CyclopentasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
4
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
3
Pentylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative,Formula Helper
2
Leuconostoc/Radish Root Ferment Filtrate Botanical,BiotechAntimicrobial,Antifungal,Anti-seborrheic
1.5
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5Botanical,SyntheticAnti-wrinkle
1.3
Isononyl IsononanoateSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1
Pentapeptide-18
0.3
Sodium ChlorideNaturally occurring,SyntheticFragrance,Flavor,Formula Helper
0.3
Sorbitan OlivateBotanical,SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Anti-wrinkle
0.3
Sodium CitrateBotanical,SyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

80

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

Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A lightweight, fast-spreading emollient that leaves a very soft and silky after-feel on the skin. Supplied as a clear and colorless liquid, cyclopentasiloxane is often used as a solvent to dissolve other silicones in.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Biotech,Synthetic

An excellent solvent capable of mixing water with normally water-insoluble ingredients. It also functions as a humectant due to its water-loving alcohol groups. Propanediol can control the viscosity of a product by reducing its thickness.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Preservative, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

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.
Score

2

Function

Antimicrobial, Antifungal, Anti-seborrheic

Origin

Botanical,Biotech

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.

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