Neocutis

MICRO SERUM Intensive Anti-Aging and Tightening Treatment

MICRO SERUM Intensive Anti-Aging and Tightening Treatment
6.0

/ 10

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Moisturizing

9.1Humectancy3.0Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Highly moisturizing. Neocutis MICRO SERUM Intensive Anti-Aging and Tightening Treatment has a moisturizing rating of 6.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.1 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.0 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Botanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
2
SqualaneBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
1.5
Aminopropyl Ascorbyl PhosphateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-pigmentation
1.3
PullulanBotanicalFormula Helper
1
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Sodium HyaluronateBiotech,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing
0.3
Acetyl GlucosamineBotanical,SyntheticAnti-wrinkle,Exfoliant,Anti-pigmentation
0.3
ArginineBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
ProlineSynthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant)

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), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

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.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
Score

3

Function

Dispersing, Emulsion stabilizing, Opacifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

An emulsion stabilizer and thickener that helps to create a pleasant, satiny, and light formula texture. It works by forming a gel-like network within water or oil, which both stabilizes other ingredients and produces a thickening effect.
Score

2

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

An occlusive moisturizing and emollient compound that forms part of the skin’s sebum. The main source of squalane had always been shark liver. Now, however, it is manufactured synthetically or derived from plant oils, such as olive and peanut oil.

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