Physiogel Hypoallergenic Daily Moisture Therapy Facial Cream

Hypoallergenic Daily Moisture Therapy Facial Cream
8.8
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
7.6 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Intensely moisturizing. Physiogel Hypoallergenic Daily Moisture Therapy Facial Cream has a moisturizing rating of 8.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and a high Occlusivity of 7.6 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
70
9
6
4
3
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2
1.5
1.3
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 10 10 10.0
6
4
Occlusivity All occlusives 15.3 20 7.6
9.0
3.0
2.0
1.3
Moisturizing rating 8.8
All humectants
10.0
Glycerin
6
Pentylene Glycol
4
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
15.3
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
9.0
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
3.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
2.0
Squalane
1.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
8.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
9
3
2
1.3
All occlusives 15.3 20 7.6
All occlusives
15.3
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
9.0
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
3.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
2.0
Squalane
1.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
4
All humectants 10 10 10
All humectants
10.0
Glycerin
6
Pentylene Glycol
4
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
None
All antioxidants 0 3 No
All antioxidants
0
None
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %70
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.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %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.
Glycerin
Est. %6
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.
Pentylene Glycol
Est. %4
Function
Origin
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.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A famous occlusive moisturizing and emollient oil. It is derived from coconuts and may give a product a lovely coconut scent. Coconut oil is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Hydrogenated Lecithin
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A version of plain lecithin that has been saturated with hydrogen atoms. This ingredient can be derived from plants, like soy or sunflower, from egg yolks, or made synthetically. Its major function is to emulsify water and oils.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A semi-solid, buttery fat extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree that is a wonderful occlusive and emollient ingredient mainly comprised of fatty acids. Shea butter contains a large amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived thickener that can form clear gel textures without the slimy feeling, unlike some other natural gel-formers.
Squalane
Est. %1.3
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.
Carbomer
Est. %1
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.
Sodium Carbomer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Like Carbomer, only pre-reacted so that no neutralization is required. Carbomer based gels are clear and have a non-sticky smooth feel. Many high end cosmetics will use carbomers as part of their formula to build body without making a product feel heavy.
Xanthan Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural multi-functional ingredient that originates from fermented sugars. Xanthan gum acts as a viscosity-building agent to thicken skincare products. It is also an excellent stabilizer and works well to hold other ingredients together.
Ceramide NP
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as ceramide 3, it is the most common ceramide in our skin. It helps to restore the skin’s lipid barrier and alleviate the symptoms of dry and cracked skin. Research has shown that skin suffering from conditions such as AD lacks ceramides.