PCA SKIN ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum

ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum
5.2
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. PCA SKIN ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.4 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 PCA SKIN ExLinea Peptide Smoothing Serum is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
80
6
3
2.9
1
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 10.8 10 10.0
6
2.9
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.9 20 0.4
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.2
All humectants
10.8
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
6
Gluconolactone
2.9
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
1
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.9
Tocopherol
0.3
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax
0.3
Squalene
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.2
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 0.9 20 0.4
All occlusives
0.9
Tocopherol
0.3
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax
0.3
Squalene
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
2.9
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 10.8 10 10
All humectants
10.8
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
6
Gluconolactone
2.9
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
1
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
6
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 7.8 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
7.8
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
6
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Citrus Grandis Peel Oil
0.3
Tropolone
0.3
Phytosterols
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Squalene
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %80
Function
Origin
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.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A gelatinous juice from Aloe vera leaves that acts as a powerful humectant, emollient, and antioxidant. It contains enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that soothe irritated skin and have wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
Est. %3
Function
Origin
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.
Gluconolactone
Est. %2.9
Function
Origin
A PHA derived from glucose. It has exfoliating and humectant properties and acts as a penetration enhancer for other ingredients. It has also been shown to assist in the treatment of acne and the prevention of photoaging.
Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A licorice root derivative with powerful anti-inflammatory and soothing activities. It is often used as a flavoring agent in lip products.
Aminomethyl Propanol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient that helps to adjust the pH of a product to make it less acidic.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Potassium Sorbate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative widely used in food and personal care products, available from natural sources or synthetically produced. Potassium sorbate works by inhibiting the growth of yeasts, molds, and some bacteria.
Sodium Benzoate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that usually works in combination with other preservatives. It has to be at low pH (<5.5) to be effective.
Acetyl Hexapeptide-8
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A small synthetic peptide that is thought to act similarly to Botox by calming contractions of the facial muscles and reducing expression wrinkles. The effect is only temporary and it does not improve the skin structure in any way.
1,2-Hexanediol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multi-functional formula helper. It is a well-studied preservtive against bacteria and can help pigments and fragrances disperse evenly in a formula.
Citrus Grandis Peel Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant essential oil obtained from pomelo peels - sometimes mislabeled as grapefruit. The high limonene content is responsible for its citrusy scent. It may induce sun allergies in people sensitive to citrus fruits.
Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant essential oil expressed from the peels of mandarin. It contains up to 74% of limonene and other volatile compounds which create its sweet, mandarin aroma. It may induce sun allergies in people sensitive to citrus fruits.
Phytosterols
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A plant-based version of cholesterol that is used for its emollient properties in skincare. The richest sources of phytosterols are corn, rapeseed, and wheat germ oil.
Tocotrienols
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient that is used to thicken water and alcohol. It results in a more lightweight formula and is commonly found in gel products.
Aniba Rosaeodora Wood Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A rare and expensive fragrant essential oil obtained from the Brazilian rosewood.
Caprylyl Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient that improves product spreadability and offers a silky feel on the skin. It also acts as a preservative booster that improves the efficacy of other preservatives. According to the manufacturer, it is also a humectant moisturizer.
Squalene
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the main ingredients in the skin’s sebum. It helps to rebuild the natural oily film on the skin’s surface and to prevent transdermal water loss. Squalene is listed among common comedogenic ingredients by acne.org.
Sodium Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sodium salt of famous hyaluronic acid. A potent humectant that hydrates the skin, supports collagen function, and fills out small wrinkles. Sodium hyaluronate also offers soothing and antioxidant properties.
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
Tropolone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally occurring ingredient with unusual molecular structure that fights free radicals.
Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An essential oil distilled from peppermint leaves that is used as a fragrance and for its cooling effect on the skin. It contains up to 50% of menthol, which interacts with heat-sensitive nerve endings upon application to the skin, producing a cold sensation.
Santalum Austrocaledonicum Wood Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Wax
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A solid, strongly emollient, and occlusive moisturizing wax obtained from rice bran oil. It is also used as a formula helper.