Paula's Choice

Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment

Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment
4.2

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

4.8Humectancy3.5Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Paula's Choice Retinol Skin-Smoothing Body Treatment has a moisturizing rating of 4.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a moderate Humectancy of 4.8 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 3.5 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
6
Cetearyl EthylhexanoateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient
4
CyclopentasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
3
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
2.5
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
Cetyl PalmitateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance
1.3
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
PEG-100 StearateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
0.3
Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Soothing,Emollient

Ingredients explained

Score

65

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

9

Function

Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion stabilizing, Foaming, Opacifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A blend of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, the fatty alcohols that are derived from palm oil. It helps to create emulsions that give off a soft and silky emollient feel and also increase product thickness.
Score

6

Function

Emollient

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

An emollient ester that is derived from palm and palm kernel oil and is known for its velvety soft skin feel and excellent spreading properties.
Score

4

Function

Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A lightweight, fast-spreading emollient that leaves a very soft and silky after-feel on the skin. Supplied as a clear and colorless liquid, cyclopentasiloxane is often used as a solvent to dissolve other silicones in.
Score

3

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.

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