Shiseido

Legendary Enmei Ultimate Renewing Cream

Legendary Enmei Ultimate Renewing Cream
7.4

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy4.8Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Highly moisturizing. Shiseido Legendary Enmei Ultimate Renewing Cream has a moisturizing rating of 7.4 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 moderate Occlusivity of 4.8 out of 10.

What else is good about it? Shiseido Legendary Enmei Ultimate Renewing Cream is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
55
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
Cetyl EthylhexanoateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalEmollient,Formula Helper
3
NiacinamideBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Barrier repair,Anti-pigmentation,Anti-seborrheic
2.5
SqualaneBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
2
TriisostearinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1.5
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1.3
Behenyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1
Pentaerythrityl TetraethylhexanoateSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
PetrolatumPetroleumMoisturizing (occlusive),Soothing,Emollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Potassium MethoxysalicylateAnti-pigmentation

Ingredients explained

Score

55

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), 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

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

Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

A clear, pale yellow liquid, that functions as an emollient and a solvent, meaning that it is useful for dissolving oil-soluble ingredients.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Antioxidant, Anti-wrinkle, Anti-acne, Soothing, Barrier repair, Anti-pigmentation, Anti-seborrheic

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

Also known as vitamin B3, this ingredient is a true superstar with confirmed moisturizing, anti-acne, and antioxidant benefits. Several studies have testified to the anti-wrinkle benefits of niacinamide and its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation.

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