Neocutis MICRO NIGHT Overnight Tightening Cream

MICRO NIGHT Overnight Tightening Cream
3.8
/ 10
Moisturizing
5.5 Humectancy icon Humectancy
2.2 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Neocutis MICRO NIGHT Overnight Tightening Cream has a moisturizing rating of 3.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a moderate Humectancy of 5.5 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 2.2 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
9
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4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 5.5 10 5.5
3
2.5
Occlusivity All occlusives 4.4 20 2.2
2.0
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 3.8
All humectants
5.5
Glycerin
3
Propylene Glycol
2.5
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
4.4
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
2.0
Stearic Acid
1.5
Cetyl Palmitate
0.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Borago Officinalis Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
3.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
2
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 4.4 20 2.2
All occlusives
4.4
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
2.0
Stearic Acid
1.5
Cetyl Palmitate
0.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Borago Officinalis Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
3
2.5
All humectants 5.5 10 5.5
All humectants
5.5
Glycerin
3
Propylene Glycol
2.5
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
2
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 2.9 3 No
All antioxidants
2.9
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
2
Tocopheryl Acetate
0.3
Borago Officinalis Seed Oil
0.3
BHT
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.
Octyldodecanol
Est. %9
Function
Origin
An emollient fatty alcohol that spreads easily without leaving a greasy residue on the skin. It is also used as a solvent and dispersing agent for other ingredients.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %6
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.
Decyl Oleate
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A vegetable-derived or synthetically produced ester that feels velvety and makes the skin feel soft. It is non-greasy and helps reduce stickiness in formulas and improve spreadability.
Glycerin
Est. %3
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.
Propylene Glycol
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A clear, thick, odorless liquid of synthetic origin. Its main function is to stabilize cosmetic products exposed to varying temperatures. It is also a moderately strong humectant with similar properties to glycerin.
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A fatty emollient and occlusive moisturizing oil obtained from wheat germ. It mainly consists of linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acids followed by antioxidant vitamin E, phytosterols, and fatty alcohols.
Stearic Acid
Est. %1.5
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.
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %1.3
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.
Ceteareth-20
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A fatty alcohol emulsifier that helps to mix oil and water together, best for oil-in-water emulsions. It is also a cleansing agent. When combined with cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20 forms a mix that, according to acne.org, can be comedogenic.
BHT
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant ingredient that naturally occurs in green algae and some bacteria or fungi but, for commercial use, is created synthetically. BHT is also used occasionally as a fragrance, where it presents a sweet, camphor-like odor.
Dimethicone
Est. %0.3
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.
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.
Ethylparaben
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A cost-effective preservative that belongs to the group of parabens. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding parabens, although the concentrations found in cosmetic formulations are generally considered to be safe.
Methylparaben
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that keeps a product unspoiled. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding parabens, although the concentrations found in cosmetic formulations are generally considered to be safe.
Myreth-3 Myristate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
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.
Propylparaben
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that keeps a product unspoiled. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding parabens, although the concentrations found in cosmetic formulations are generally considered to be safe.
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.
Sodium Methylparaben
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.
Borago Officinalis Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty emollient and occlusive oil expressed from the seeds of borage flowers. It has a uniquely high content of a rare gamma-linolenic acid and also contains squalene, phytosterols, and vitamin E.
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.
Cetyl Palmitate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A moisturizing occlusive and emollient wax ester that consists of cetyl alcohol and palmitic acid. In nature, cetyl palmitate is found, and was first identified, in spermaceti, a waxy substance from inside the skull of the sperm whale.
Ceteareth-12
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A waxy emulsifier that can build stable emulsions.
Cetearyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A blend of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, the fatty alcohols that are derived from palm oil. It helps to create emulsions that give off a soft and silky emollient feel and also increase product thickness.
Tetrapeptide-21
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetically made peptide (similar to skin proteins) designed to increase the synthesis of collagen, HA, and fibronectin. It has been clinically proven to improve skin quality and elasticity, as well as the appearance of wrinkles.
Capryloyl Carnosine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 Acetate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon