No7

Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum

Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum
10.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy10.0Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Maximum hydration. No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum has the highest possible moisturizing rating of 10 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This is one of the most moisturizing products on the market. It is an extremely potent moisturizer, with maximum Occlusivity and Humectancy.

What else is good about it? No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
45
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
22
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
11
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
Dimethicone CrosspolymerSyntheticFormula Helper
4
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Sodium Ascorbyl PhosphateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Anti-pigmentation
2
PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone SyntheticFormula Helper
1.5
Magnesium SulfateSyntheticFormula Helper
1
PhenoxyethanolSyntheticAntimicrobial,Preservative
0.3
Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone Botanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
0.3
Polyglyceryl-4 IsostearateSynthetic,AnimalEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Hexyl LaurateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

45

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Antifoaming, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

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.
Score

22

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

11

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

6

Function

Dispersing, Emulsion stabilizing, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

A group of ingredients that are typically added to skincare products to adjust the formula. Dimethicone Crosspolymers stabilize a formula, regulate its thickness and consistency and give the product a velvety feel.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

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.

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