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DEFENSE Antioxidant Pore Purifier

DEFENSE Antioxidant Pore Purifier
5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.1Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Paula's Choice DEFENSE Antioxidant Pore Purifier has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.1 out of 10.

What else is good about it? Paula's Choice DEFENSE Antioxidant Pore Purifier is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
70
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
4
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
EthoxydiglycolSyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
Ascorbyl GlucosideBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-pigmentation
1.3
PanthenolSyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Barrier repair,Formula Helper
1
Salicylic AcidSyntheticAnti-acne,Exfoliant,Soothing,Anti-seborrheic,Fragrance,Preservative,Formula Helper
0.3
Camellia Sinensis Leaf ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Emollient,Antimicrobial,Antifungal,Astringent,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing,Anti-pigmentation,Fragrance
0.3
Potassium Azeloyl DiglycinateSebum regulating,Soothing,Anti-pigmentation
0.3
Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Fruit ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant

Ingredients explained

Score

70

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), Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Biotech,Synthetic

An excellent solvent capable of mixing water with normally water-insoluble ingredients. It also functions as a humectant due to its water-loving alcohol groups. Propanediol can control the viscosity of a product by reducing its thickness.
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.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

A type of alcohol with humectant moisturizing properties. It also acts as a solvent, since it mixes well with a variety of other compounds, including water and even some oils.
Score

2

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.

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