Pevonia Botanica Balancing Combination Skin Cream

Balancing Combination Skin Cream
8.6
/ 10
Moisturizing
7.4 Humectancy icon Humectancy
9.8 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Intensely moisturizing. Pevonia Botanica Balancing Combination Skin Cream has a moisturizing rating of 8.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather occlusive. It has a high Humectancy of 7.4 out of 10 but an even higher Occlusivity of 9.8 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 Pevonia Botanica Balancing Combination Skin Cream 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
65
9
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4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 7.4 10 7.4
4
2.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 19.6 20 9.8
9.0
6.0
3.0
1.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 8.6
All humectants
7.4
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
4
Glycerin
2.5
Sorbitol
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
19.6
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
9.0
Stearic Acid
6.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
3.0
Tocopherol
1.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
8.6
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
9
6
3
1.3
0.3
All occlusives 19.6 20 9.8
All occlusives
19.6
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
9.0
Stearic Acid
6.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
3.0
Tocopherol
1.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
4
2.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 7.4 10 7.4
All humectants
7.4
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
4
Glycerin
2.5
Sorbitol
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
9
4
1.5
1.3
0.3
All antioxidants 16.1 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
16.1
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
9
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
4
Tocopheryl Acetate
1.5
Tocopherol
1.3
Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %65
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.
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
Est. %9
Function
Origin
A fatty oil pressed from safflower seeds that is used as an occlusive moisturizer and emollient. It contains unusually high amounts of linoleic acid (up to 70%), as well as antioxidant compounds such as vitamin E, phytosterols, and phenolics.
Stearic Acid
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A saturated fatty acid found in vegetable butter and animal fats. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient and also helps to maintain the barrier function of the skin.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Derived from Aloe vera leaves, this moisturizing humectant, soothing, and antioxidant extract is commonly used in products targeting eczema, sunburn, or dermatitis. It soothes the skin and reduces the signs of inflammation and sensitivity.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
Glycerin
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
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.
Octinoxate
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A chemical sunscreen also known as ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate. It protects against UVB, which causes the skin to burn and tan and can lead to certain types of skin cancers. For broad-spectrum protection claims, octinoxate should be paired with a UVA sunscreen.
Tocopheryl Acetate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
An antioxidant derivative of tocopherol (vitamin E). It helps to protect cells from free radicals and UV damage through the conversion to active vitamin E in the skin. It is more stable than tocopherol.
Tocopherol
Est. %1.3
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.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An emollient and emulsifier typically derived from vegetable sources through a chemical reaction with glycerin. It provides stability, texture, and consistency to formulations. Its main function is to allow oil and water to mix.
Dimethicone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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.
Ethylhexylglycerin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative booster derived from glycerin. It is commonly paired with other preservatives to improve their efficacy. Ethylhexylglycerin is also a humectant due to its chemical base of glycerin.
Hexylene Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient that is best known for its use as a solvent. It can dissolve both water-based ingredients and oils. For this reason, it can also function as an emulsifier, allowing oil and water ingredients to mix and remain stable.
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.
Sodium Citrate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A salt of citric acid that has a salty and tart flavor and is used as a fragrance. It is mildly basic, meaning that its addition to a skincare product can adjust the pH upward.
Sorbitol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A sweet-tasting alcohol derived from glucose. Aside from its sweet taste (for which it is used as a very common sweetener), Sorbitol is also very good at retaining water and is used in skincare as a humectant.
Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A soothing, cooling, and emollient extract derived from cucumbers. Cucumber has been used in skincare for centuries and is used to treat skin problems such as eye swelling, sunburn, and itchy and irritated skin.
Anthemis Nobilis Flower Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant and soothing flower extract derived from Roman chamomile. It contains an essential oil that gives it a sweet and floral aroma.
Arnica Montana Flower Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract derived from the flower heads of the mountain arnica plant. This plant is used as herbal medicine to treat wounds, bruises, and inflammation. In skincare, however, it is mostly added for fragrance purposes due to its pleasant pine and sage odor.
Carbomer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient with the ability to gel water. When used in emulsions, such as lotions and creams, carbomer can also act as an emulsion stabilizer.
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.
Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from camel grass (also known as West Indian lemongrass), this soothing extract contains fragrant lemon-scented essential oil, antioxidant flavonoids, resorcinol, and phenolic acids.