Physicians Formula

Skin Booster Vitamin Shot - Brightening

Skin Booster Vitamin Shot - Brightening
5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shot - Brightening has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Purely humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and zero Occlusivity (we didn't find any occlusives on the ingredient list).
Tip: Studies suggest that humectants alone do not moisturize the skin. We recommend applying a product with some occlusive ingredients after the use of this one.

What else is good about it? Physicians Formula Skin Booster Vitamin Shot - Brightening 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
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
NiacinamideBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Barrier repair,Anti-pigmentation,Anti-seborrheic
3
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Acetyl GlucosamineBotanical,SyntheticAnti-wrinkle,Exfoliant,Anti-pigmentation
1.5
Pentylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative,Formula Helper
1.3
1,2-HexanediolBotanical,SyntheticPreservative,Formula Helper
1
Caprylyl GlycolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Emollient,Preservative
0.3
CarbomerSyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Disodium EDTASyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Dipotassium GlycyrrhizateBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Flavor
0.3
Phenylethyl ResorcinolAntioxidant,Anti-pigmentation

Ingredients explained

Score

75

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

6

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

A clear, colorless liquid humectant that draws moisture to the skin. The humectancy of butylene glycol, owed to its two hydroxyl groups, is quite considerable, although not as powerful as glycerin, which contains three hydroxyl groups.
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

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

2

Function

Anti-wrinkle, Exfoliant, Anti-pigmentation

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A body-natural amino-saccharide used in skincare as an anti-pigment ingredient. Some other benefits of acetyl glucosamine include decreased skin flakiness, improved wound healing, and even a slight reduction in facial wrinkles.

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