Nivea Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm

Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm
4.8
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.6 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Nivea Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm has a moisturizing rating of 4.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.0 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.6 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 Nivea Sensitive Cooling Post Shave Balm is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
70
9
6
4
3
2.5
1
1
1
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9 10 9.0
9
Occlusivity All occlusives 1.3 20 0.6
1.0
0.3
Moisturizing rating 4.8
All humectants
9.0
Glycerin
9
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
1.3
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
1.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
4.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
1
0.3
All occlusives 1.3 20 0.6
All occlusives
1.3
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
1.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
All humectants 9 10 9
All humectants
9.0
Glycerin
9
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
2.5
1
1
All antioxidants 4.5 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
4.5
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
2.5
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
1
Tocopheryl Acetate
1
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %70
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.
Isopropyl Palmitate
Est. %6
Function
Origin
An emollient ester of palmitic acid and isopropanol that gives the skin a smooth, soft, dry, non-oily after-feel. Isopropyl palmitate is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Tapioca Starch
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Tapioca starch is used to absorb excess oil and provide slip for dry powder formulations.
Fucus Vesiculosus Extract
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An extract from a brown sea algae called bladderwrack. It was shown to increase skin elasticity in one study and boost collagen and HA production in another. Polysaccharides are able to treat irritated and dry skin.
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
Derived from German chamomile flowers, this extract is especially known for its anti-inflammatory and soothing benefits. It contains two soothing compounds called chamazulene and bisabolol, as well as antioxidant flavonoids.
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing oil expressed from soybeans. It does not leave an oily feeling on the skin due to its low content of saturated fatty acids. Glycine soja oil contains emollient fatty acids and a significant amount of antioxidants.
Tocopheryl Acetate
Est. %1
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.
Bisabolol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An anti-inflammatory compound found naturally in German chamomile essential oil. It has a pleasant, sweet, and floral scent. Bisabolol also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties but can cause an allergic reaction in more sensitive individuals.
Triceteareth-4 Phosphate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Menthoxypropanediol
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.
Piroctone Olamine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %0.3
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.
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.
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.