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SOS Oil Balancing Solid Serum

SOS Oil Balancing Solid Serum
5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Oh K! SOS Oil Balancing Solid Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Purely humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and zero Occlusivity (we didn't find any occlusives on the ingredient list).
Tip: Studies suggest that humectants alone do not moisturize the skin. We recommend applying a product with some occlusive ingredients after the use of this one.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl SilaneSyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Emollient,Formula Helper
3
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Sodium StearateSynthetic,AnimalCleansing,Formula Helper
1.5
XylitolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Flavor
1.3
NiacinamideBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Barrier repair,Anti-pigmentation,Anti-seborrheic
1
Citric AcidBotanical,SyntheticExfoliant,Formula Helper
0.3
1,2-HexanediolBotanical,SyntheticPreservative,Formula Helper
0.3
Caprylyl GlycolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Emollient,Preservative
0.3
Coceth-7Formula Helper
0.3
PPG-1-PEG-9 Lauryl Glycol EtherBotanical,SyntheticFormula Helper

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), 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.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Emollient, Foaming, Hydrotrope

Origin

Synthetic

A silicone with the unusual trait of being able to disperse in water. It moisturizes the skin as a humectant and leaves a soft and smooth after-feel. This ingredient also has foam-boosting properties.
Score

3

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

2

Function

Cleansing, Emulsifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic,Animal

A naturally derived thickener with emulsifying and cleansing properties.

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