Neocutis MICRO SERUM Intensive Anti-Aging and Tightening Treatment

MICRO SERUM Intensive Anti-Aging and Tightening Treatment
6.0
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.1 Humectancy icon Humectancy
3.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

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.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
6
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3
2
1.5
1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.1 10 9.1
6
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 6.0 20 3.0
4.0
2.0
Moisturizing rating 6.0
All humectants
9.1
Glycerin
6
Butylene Glycol
1
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Arginine
0.3
Proline
0.3
Glycine
0.3
Glutamine
0.3
Algae Extract
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
6.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
4.0
Squalane
2.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
6.0
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
4
2
All occlusives 6.0 20 3.0
All occlusives
6.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
4.0
Squalane
2.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.1 10 9.1
All humectants
9.1
Glycerin
6
Butylene Glycol
1
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Arginine
0.3
Proline
0.3
Glycine
0.3
Glutamine
0.3
Algae Extract
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
1.5
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 2.1 3 No
All antioxidants
2.1
Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate
1.5
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Algae Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %75
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. %6
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.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %4
Function
Origin
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.
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
Est. %3
Function
Origin
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.
Squalane
Est. %2
Function
Origin
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.
Aminopropyl Ascorbyl Phosphate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
One of the most recent vitamin C derivatives. Although the manufacturer claims it has all the powers of ascorbic acid (e.g., it is collagen-boosting and able to treat hyperpigmentation), this has not been proven in scientific studies.
Pullulan
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Butylene Glycol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless liquid humectant that draws moisture to the skin. The humectancy of butylene glycol, owed to its two hydroxyl groups, is quite considerable, although not as powerful as glycerin, which contains three hydroxyl groups.
Acetyl Glucosamine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A body-natural amino-saccharide used in skincare as an anti-pigment ingredient. Some other benefits of acetyl glucosamine include decreased skin flakiness, improved wound healing, and even a slight reduction in facial wrinkles.
Chlorphenesin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative and broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that protects products from a wide range of bacteria and fungi.
Dextran
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally derived sucrose metabolite that thickens water and bulks emulsions.
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.
Ethylene/Acrylic Acid Copolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Ethylhexylglycerin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative booster derived from glycerin. It is commonly paired with other preservatives to improve their efficacy. Ethylhexylglycerin is also a humectant due to its chemical base of glycerin.
Glutamine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A humectant moisturizing amino acid that, aside from attracting water to the skin’s surface, can also soothe allergic itching and reduce the signs of inflammation.
Glycine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A humectant moisturizing amino acid that is a part of skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor. Some recent studies suggest that it may have barrier repair properties.
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.
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.
Algae Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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.
Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetically made peptide that was shown to slow down the degradation of elastin in the skin. It is said to be able to reduce sagging and wrinkles in different parts of the face, although this has not been well researched yet.
Arginine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A humectant amino acid used to attract water to the skin’s surface. It is a part of the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor, a mixture of various compounds that keeps the skin’s surface well hydrated. Arginine can also be used as a pH adjuster.
Proline
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The best humectant moisturizer of all the amino acids. It is a part of the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor and increases hydration in the top layers of the skin. It also has antioxidant activity and helps to heal damaged 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.
Sodium Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sodium salt of famous hyaluronic acid. A potent humectant that hydrates the skin, supports collagen function, and fills out small wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate also offers soothing and antioxidant properties.
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