Pevonia Botanica Stem Cell Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream

Stem Cell Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream
7.2
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
4.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. Pevonia Botanica Stem Cell Phyto-Elite Intensive Cream has a moisturizing rating of 7.2 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 4.4 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
9
6
4
2
1.9
1.8
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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0.3
0.3
0.1
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 15.2 10 10.0
9
4
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 8.8 20 4.4
6.0
1.9
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 7.2
All humectants
15.2
Collagen
9
Glycerin
4
Isomalt
1
Lecithin
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
8.8
Squalane
6.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
1.9
Tocopherol
0.3
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
7.2
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6
1.9
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 8.8 20 4.4
All occlusives
8.8
Squalane
6.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
1.9
Tocopherol
0.3
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
4
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 15.2 10 10
All humectants
15.2
Collagen
9
Glycerin
4
Isomalt
1
Lecithin
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 1.5 3 No
All antioxidants
1.5
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
0.3
Sodium Hyaluronate
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Sodium Ascorbate
0.3
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
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.
Collagen
Est. %9
Function
Origin
A protein that builds all human tissues, especially skin and joints. It is used as a moisturizing humectant ingredient in skincare.
Squalane
Est. %6
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing and emollient compound that forms part of the skin’s sebum. The main source of squalane had always been shark liver. Now, however, it is manufactured synthetically or derived from plant oils, such as olive and peanut oil.
Glycerin
Est. %4
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.
Cetearyl Glucoside
Est. %2
Function
Origin
An emulsifier that creates stable mixtures of oil in water that feel soft and spread easily. Cetearyl glucoside is sold with cetearyl alcohol as an emulsifier blend and also provides some body to the formula.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %1.9
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.
Cetearyl Olivate
Est. %1.8
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient derived from plants that primarily serves as an emulsifier. Supplied as a waxy ivory-colored flake, it can also be used as an emollient and slip modifier that gives a product an overall light, silky finish.
Sorbitan Olivate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
An ester of sorbitol (a type of sugar alcohol) and olive oil fatty acids. It is used as an emulsifying agent to stabilize oil droplets in water (or vice versa).
Argania Spinosa Callus Culture Extract
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Isomalt
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Isomalt is a mixture of medium-sized sugars (a.k.a. oligosaccharides) that is prepared from sucrose by treatment with enzymes. In skincare products, it acts as a water-binding humectant ingredient that also serves as a bulking and anticaking agent. It has a mildly sweet taste.
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.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %0.3
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.
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.
Lecithin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A humectant, emollient, and emulsifier best suited for water-in-oil emulsions. Lecithin can come from sunflowers, soy, and eggs. The downside to lecithin is that it causes an extra burden on the formula’s preservative because it is nutritious.
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.
Royal Jelly Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient extract from royal jelly, a bee product. It consists of water, anti-inflammatory proteins, fats, and sugars. It is also a source of a fatty acid that stimulates collagen production.
Sodium Ascorbate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A well-researched sodium salt of vitamin C. It has antioxidant, collagen-boosting, and pigment-improving properties. It degrades very easily when exposed to air and needs careful packaging.
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.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of two the most commonly used mineral sunscreens. It can absorb UV light, including UVB – which causes burning, tanning, and even skin cancer. Also used as a colorant, titanium dioxide gives a product a bright white color.
Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function