Perricone MD

Vitamin C Ester Photo-Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30

Vitamin C Ester Photo-Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30
6.2

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy2.3Occlusivity

30

SPF

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Highly moisturizing. Perricone MD Vitamin C Ester Photo-Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30 has a moisturizing rating of 6.2 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 2.3 out of 10.

What else is good about it? This product has an SPF 30, which is the right SPF to use when spending quite some time outdoors and in the sun. Look out for a “broad spectrum” indication to be also protected from photoaging (i.e., wrinkles and sunspots).

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
CyclopentasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
4
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
3
Pentylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative,Formula Helper
2.5
Ethylhexyl MethoxycryleneSyntheticFormula Helper
2
Polyester-8SyntheticFormula Helper
1.5
Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl DimethiconeSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
1.3
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
1
Benzyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticFragrance,Preservative,Flavor,Formula Helper
0.3
Aluminum HydroxideNaturally occurring,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Stearic AcidBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Barrier repair,Emollient,Cleansing,Fragrance,Formula Helper

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), 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

6

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

4

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

Moisturizing (humectant), Preservative, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

A naturally or synthetically derived preservative that exhibits effective antifungal and antibacterial traits. It also acts as a booster for more traditional preservatives. Pentylene glycol can also serve as a moisturizing humectant and solvent.

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