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The Microdelivery Dream Peel 6% AHA/BHA Refining Gel

The Microdelivery Dream Peel 6% AHA/BHA Refining Gel
5.2

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.3Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Philosophy The Microdelivery Dream Peel 6% AHA/BHA Refining Gel 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 10.0 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.3 out of 10.

What else is good about it? Philosophy The Microdelivery Dream Peel 6% AHA/BHA Refining Gel is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
7.5
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
5
Glycolic AcidSyntheticAnti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Exfoliant,Soothing,Formula Helper
3
Sodium HydroxideSyntheticFormula Helper
2.5
Lactic AcidBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Exfoliant,Anti-pigmentation,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Pentylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative,Formula Helper
1.5
Tocopheryl AcetateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant
1.3
Xanthan GumBotanical,BiotechFormula Helper
1
Chondrus Crispus ExtractAlgaeMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
0.3
Alpha-Glucan OligosaccharideBotanicalCleansing
0.3
Cetyl EthylhexanoateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
MaltodextrinBotanicalFormula 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

7.5

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

5

Function

Anti-wrinkle, Anti-acne, Exfoliant, Soothing, Ph adjuster

Origin

Synthetic

The second most used AHA (after lactic acid) with potent exfoliating and smoothing effects. It increases skin cell turnover, which is beneficial for acne and rosacea and decreases inflammation. When used in peels, GA may have an anti-wrinkle activity.
Score

3

Function

Denaturant, Ph adjuster

Origin

Synthetic

An ingredient that is able to bring the pH of a product up, thereby making it less harsh on the skin.
Score

2.5

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Exfoliant, Anti-pigmentation, Fragrance, Ph adjuster

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

The most popular AHA in skincare and less irritating than glycolic acid. It can be naturally found in sour milk. It is a humectant moisturizing, pH stabilizing, and gently exfoliating ingredient, able to soften dry, cracked, and peeling skin.

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