SEPHORA COLLECTION

Beauty Amplifier Mattifying H2O Gel Primer

Beauty Amplifier Mattifying H2O Gel Primer
4.5

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

9.1Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. SEPHORA COLLECTION Beauty Amplifier Mattifying H2O Gel Primer has a moisturizing rating of 4.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Purely humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.1 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.

  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
7.5
Magnesium Aluminum SilicateNaturally occurringFormula Helper
5
Pentylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative,Formula Helper
3
Xanthan GumBotanical,BiotechFormula Helper
2
EthylhexylglycerinSyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Preservative
1.9
Tocopheryl AcetateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant
1.5
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
Iron Oxides (CI 77491)Naturally occurring,SyntheticColorant
1
Iron Oxides (CI 77492)Naturally occurring,SyntheticColorant
0.3
Rosa Damascena Flower WaterBotanicalFragrance
0.3
Iron Oxides (CI 77499)Naturally occurring,SyntheticColorant
0.3
Camellia Sinensis Leaf ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Emollient,Antimicrobial,Antifungal,Astringent,Fragrance,Formula Helper

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

7.5

Function

Absorbent, Anticaking, Bulking, Opacifying, Slip modifier, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Naturally occurring

A naturally occurring clay that is hygroscopic, which means that it easily absorbs water. This ingredient is thus commonly used as an absorbent and emulsion stabilizer. It also modifies slip by improving the spreadability of the products it is used in.
Score

5

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Preservative, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

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.
Score

3

Function

Binding, Emulsifying, Emulsion stabilizing, Gel-forming, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Biotech

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.
Score

2

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Preservative

Origin

Synthetic

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.

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