PCA SKIN

Intensive Age Refining Treatment 0.5% Pure Retinol Night

Intensive Age Refining Treatment 0.5% Pure Retinol Night
5.3

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.6Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. PCA SKIN Intensive Age Refining Treatment 0.5% Pure Retinol Night has a moisturizing rating of 5.3 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 0.6 out of 10.

What else is good about it? PCA SKIN Intensive Age Refining Treatment 0.5% Pure Retinol Night 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
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
CyclopentasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
6
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
NiacinamideBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Barrier repair,Anti-pigmentation,Anti-seborrheic
3
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2.5
Isosorbide DicaprylateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient
2
Isoamyl LaurateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance
1.5
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
PEG-100 StearateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
1
PanthenolSyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Barrier repair,Formula Helper
0.3
PEG-23 Glyceryl DistearateSyntheticEmollient
0.3
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

60

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, 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

6

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

4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Antioxidant, Anti-wrinkle, Anti-acne, Soothing, Barrier repair, Anti-pigmentation, Anti-seborrheic

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

Also known as vitamin B3, this ingredient is a true superstar with confirmed moisturizing, anti-acne, and antioxidant benefits. Several studies have testified to the anti-wrinkle benefits of niacinamide and its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation.
Score

3

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.

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