Shiseido

Illuminating Micro-Spot Serum

Illuminating Micro-Spot Serum
5.8

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy1.7Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Shiseido Illuminating Micro-Spot Serum has a moisturizing rating of 5.8 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 1.7 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
70
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Dipropylene GlycolSyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
2
Potassium MethoxysalicylateAnti-pigmentation
1.5
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1.3
Behenyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1
TriethylhexanoinBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl TrimethiconeSyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
TalcNaturally occurringAbrasive,Formula Helper
0.3
Batyl AlcoholSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Diisostearyl MalateSynthetic,AnimalEmollient,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

70

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), 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

3

Function

Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

A clear, colorless liquid that has several uses. One of its main functions is as a solvent. Dipropylene glycol is also used to reduce the thickness of skincare products.
Score

2

Function

Anti-pigmentation

Origin

Description is coming soon

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