Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion

Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion
5.5
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
1.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion has a moisturizing rating of 5.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.6 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.4 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
70
9
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3
2.9
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.6 10 9.6
9
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 2.8 20 1.4
1.5
1.3
Moisturizing rating 5.5
All humectants
9.6
Glycerin
9
Creatine
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
2.8
Dimethicone
1.5
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
1.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.5
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
1.5
1.3
All occlusives 2.8 20 1.4
All occlusives
2.8
Dimethicone
1.5
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
1.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.6 10 9.6
All humectants
9.6
Glycerin
9
Creatine
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
All antioxidants 0.3 3 No
All antioxidants
0.3
Ubiquinone
0.3
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.
Alcohol Denat.
Est. %3
Function
Origin
Denatured alcohol is ethanol that contains additives that make it unsafe to consume. It is mainly used as a solvent and an antimicrobial agent. A major drawback to alcohol denat. is that it dries out the skin.
Glyceryl Stearate SE
Est. %2.9
Function
Origin
An emulsifier, where the SE stands for self-emulsifying. Emulsions containing glyceryl stearate SE often impart a smooth, velvety feel upon the skin.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %2.5
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.
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A synthetic emollient ester. It works to improve the appearance of the skin by filling in the microcracks on the surface, thereby making the skin appear softer and smoother. It imparts a lightweight, velvety feel.
Dimethicone
Est. %1.5
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.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A semi-solid, buttery fat extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree that is a wonderful occlusive and emollient ingredient mainly comprised of fatty acids. Shea butter contains a large amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Tapioca Starch
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Tapioca starch is used to absorb excess oil and provide slip for dry powder formulations.
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.
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 Cetearyl Sulfate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic surfactant that cleanses and creates large volumes of foam.
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.
Ubiquinone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as Coenzyme Q10, this bright orange antioxidant supports the skin's energy metabolism. It also offers some anti-pigment action. Dietary supplementation of Ubiquinone improves the appearance of wrinkles.
1-Methylhydantoin-2-Imide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Creatine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An amino acid-like compound that regulates cellular energy metabolism. It is used in skincare to moisturize and bind water to the skin and can also improve skin firmness when combined with folic acid.
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.
Carnitine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.