Sanitas Skincare Hand Therapy

Hand Therapy
5.6
/ 10
Moisturizing
6.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
5.2 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Sanitas Skincare Hand Therapy has a moisturizing rating of 5.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 6.0 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 5.2 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
9
6
4
3
2.5
2
1.5
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 6.0 10 6.0
2
1.5
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 10.3 20 5.2
6.0
4.0
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.6
All humectants
6.0
Glycerin
2
Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract
1.5
Proline
1
Alanine
0.3
Serine
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Methylpropanediol
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
10.3
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
6.0
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
4.0
Palmitic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.6
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6
4
0.3
All occlusives 10.3 20 5.2
All occlusives
10.3
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
6.0
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
4.0
Palmitic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
2
1.5
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 6.0 10 6
All humectants
6.0
Glycerin
2
Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract
1.5
Proline
1
Alanine
0.3
Serine
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Methylpropanediol
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
2.5
All antioxidants 2.5 3 No
All antioxidants
2.5
Tocopheryl Acetate
2.5
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.
Shea Butter Ethyl Esters
Est. %9
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %6
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.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A liquid plant wax, also known as Jojoba oil, pressed from the seeds of Simmondsia chinensis. These seeds can contain up to 50% of liquid wax. It is used as an occlusive moisturizer, emollient, and emulsifier.
C12-16 Alcohols
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived or synthetic ingredient that provides body and cream-like texture to products. This is not a drying alcohol, in fact it can provide a softening effect to the skin.
Tocopheryl Acetate
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
An antioxidant derivative of tocopherol (vitamin E). It helps to protect cells from free radicals and UV damage through the conversion to active vitamin E in the skin. It is more stable than tocopherol.
Glycerin
Est. %2
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.
Pseudoalteromonas Ferment Extract
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
An ingredient obtained from a bacterial culture. According to the patent holder, it produces a special glycoprotein that promotes collagen and elastin synthesis and moisturizes the skin by drawing water to it.
Proline
Est. %1
Function
Origin
The best humectant moisturizer of all the amino acids. It is a part of the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor and increases hydration in the top layers of the skin. It also has antioxidant activity and helps to heal damaged skin.
Alanine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A simple amino acid used in skincare as a humectant moisturizing ingredient. It is a part of the so-called Natural Moisturizing Factor, a complex mixture of free amino acids and other water-soluble compounds found in skin cells.
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.
Hydrogenated Lecithin
Est. %0.3
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.
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.
Serine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A non-essential amino acid, meaning that our body can produce it. It is the largest constituent of the skin's Natural Moisturizing Factor and is used in skincare as a humectant moisturizing ingredient.
Palmitic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A saturated fatty acid used in skincare as a strongly occlusive moisturizer and barrier repairing, emollient ingredient. It is a waxy-looking, white solid. Palmitic acid can be commonly found in animal and vegetable fats, notably palm oil.
Methylpropanediol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Methylpropanediol is a unique glycol that contains two primary hydroxyl groups. That makes methylpropanediol a powerful humectant and an excellent solvent.
Sodium Acrylates Copolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic polymer that can come in various forms and is often used to create light gel-like textures. Some versions can also create a light film on the skin.
Sodium Phytate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Sodium phytate is a chelating agent that serves to remove heavy metal ions from water. Removing metal ions helps other ingredients, such as antioxidants and preservatives, to perform better and keep products from separating.
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.
Caprylhydroxamic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A chelating agent used alongside preservatives in order to boost their antimicrobial activity.
Coco-Caprylate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived or synthetically produced oil with a very light feel. An alternative to silicones, this ingredient spreads quickly and doesn't leave a residue on skin.
Fragrance
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Under trade secret law, manufacturers have the right not to disclose what exactly went into the fragrance and use the unspecific word Fragrance or Parfum instead. Many fragrances are highly allergenic.