Paula's Choice

Super Hydrate Overnight Mask

Super Hydrate Overnight Mask
7.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy4.0Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Highly moisturizing. Paula's Choice Super Hydrate Overnight Mask has a moisturizing rating of 7.0 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 moderate Occlusivity of 4.0 out of 10.

What else is good about it? Paula's Choice Super Hydrate Overnight Mask 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
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
3
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
2.9
Chondrus Crispus ExtractAlgaeMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
2.5
Rubus Chamaemorus Fruit ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant
2
Ganoderma Lucidum (Mushroom) ExtractFungiAntioxidant
1.5
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1
Hydrogenated LecithinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFormula Helper
0.3
Pentapeptide-59
0.3
Ginkgo Biloba Leaf ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Soothing,Astringent

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

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

6

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

3

Function

Dispersing, Emulsion stabilizing, Opacifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

An emulsion stabilizer and thickener that helps to create a pleasant, satiny, and light formula texture. It works by forming a gel-like network within water or oil, which both stabilizes other ingredients and produces a thickening effect.
Score

2.9

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Viscosity controlling

Origin

Algae

An extract from the species of red marine algae called Irish moss or carrageen moss. It is edible and widely used to produce carrageenan, a polysaccharide with humectant moisturizing and soothing properties.

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