Proactiv

Complexion Perfecting Hydrator

Complexion Perfecting Hydrator
6.2

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy2.3Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Highly moisturizing. Proactiv Complexion Perfecting Hydrator has a moisturizing rating of 6.2 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 2.3 out of 10.

What else is good about it? Proactiv Complexion Perfecting Hydrator 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
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
4
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
2.5
Sodium PolyacrylateSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2.4
Scutellaria Baicalensis Root ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing,Astringent
2
Sophora Angustifolia Root ExtractBotanicalSoothing,Anti-pigmentation
1.5
Morus Alba Root ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-acne,Anti-pigmentation,Antimicrobial,Antifungal,Astringent
1.3
Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Soothing,Anti-pigmentation,Fragrance
1
Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi Leaf ExtractBotanical
0.5
Salicylic AcidSyntheticAnti-acne,Exfoliant,Soothing,Anti-seborrheic,Fragrance,Preservative,Formula Helper
0.3
Kojic AcidBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-pigmentation

Ingredients explained

Score

60

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

9

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

6

Function

Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion stabilizing, Foaming, Opacifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A blend of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, the fatty alcohols that are derived from palm oil. It helps to create emulsions that give off a soft and silky emollient feel and also increase product thickness.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Antifoaming, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

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.
Score

2.5

Function

Emollient, Absorbent, Binding, Emulsion stabilizing, Film-forming, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

This white powder is primarily used as a viscosity controlling agent. It is added to the water phase, which then thickens to form a clear gel. Sodium polyacrylate can also serve as an emollient, absorbent, and emulsion stabilizer.

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