Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30

Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30
10.0
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Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
10.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
50SPF icon
SPF
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Overview

How moisturizing is this? 

Maximum hydration. Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30 has a moisturizing rating of 10.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This is one of the most moisturizing products on the market. It is an extremely potent moisturizer, with maximum Occlusivity and Humectancy.

What else is good about it?

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation SPF 30 has an SPF of 30, which is the right SPF to use when spending quite some time outdoors and in the sun. Look out for a “broad spectrum” indication to be also protected from photoaging (i.e., wrinkles and sunspots).

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
40
22
11
5.8
4.9
3
2
1.5
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 13.4 10 10.0
11
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 41.6 20 10.0
40.0
1.0
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 10.0
All humectants
13.4
Glycerin
11
Butylene Glycol
1.5
Polyquaternium-51
0.3
Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate
0.3
Aluminum Hydroxide
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
41.6
Dimethicone
40.0
Phenyl Trimethicone
1.0
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
10.0
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
40
1
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 41.6 20 10.0
All occlusives
41.6
Dimethicone
40.0
Phenyl Trimethicone
1.0
Stearic Acid
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
11
1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 13.4 10 10
All humectants
13.4
Glycerin
11
Butylene Glycol
1.5
Polyquaternium-51
0.3
Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate
0.3
Aluminum Hydroxide
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.6 3 No
All antioxidants
0.6
BHT
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Dimethicone
Est. %40
Function
Origin
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.
Water
Est. %22
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.
Glycerin
Est. %11
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.
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Est. %5.8
Function
Origin
One of two the most commonly used mineral sunscreens. It can absorb UV light, including UVB – which causes burning, tanning, and even skin cancer. Also used as a colorant, titanium dioxide gives a product a bright white color.
Octinoxate
Est. %4.9
Function
Origin
A chemical sunscreen also known as ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate. It protects against UVB, which causes the skin to burn and tan and can lead to certain types of skin cancers. For broad-spectrum protection claims, octinoxate should be paired with a UVA sunscreen.
Trifluoropropyldimethyl/trimethylsiloxysilicate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
PEG-10 Dimethicone
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A polyethylene-based emulsifying ingredient. It has a water-loving portion and an oil-loving portion that help to keep the water and oil phases connected to form an emulsion.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
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.
Phenyl Trimethicone
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A silicone fluid that is used as an occlusive moisturizer. It applies smoothly to the skin and reduces the tack associated with organic oils.
BHT
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant ingredient that naturally occurs in green algae and some bacteria or fungi but, for commercial use, is created synthetically. BHT is also used occasionally as a fragrance, where it presents a sweet, camphor-like odor.
Citric Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A gently exfoliating AHA that helps to remove the top layer of dead skin cells. In comparison to other AHAs, citric acid has been shown to be one of the least effective. It is also very commonly used as a stabilizing and pH-controlling agent.
Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
This ingredient can refer to several kinds of dimethicone crosspolymers. Like other silicones, it makes products feel slippery and non-greasy but can also increase the thickness or improve the water-resistance of a formula.
Disteardimonium Hectorite
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clay ingredient that functions primarily as a viscosity controlling agent that thickens all types of formulas. Disteardimonium hectorite imparts a smooth, velvety feel, making it a luxurious addition to any formula.
Isopropyl Myristate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fast-spreading, cost-effective, non-greasy emollient that is typically used for lubrication, spreadability, or to remove “tackiness” from a product. Isopropyl Myristate is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Mica
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A mineral powder made up of silicates with several functions (the main one being as a colorant). It has a shimmery appearance, making it highly desirable in certain cosmetic products. Mica also helps the product to apply more smoothly.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Sodium Citrate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A salt of citric acid that has a salty and tart flavor and is used as a fragrance. It is mildly basic, meaning that its addition to a skincare product can adjust the pH upward.
Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Bis-Butyldimethicone Polyglyceryl-3
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Dimethicone Crosspolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A group of ingredients that are typically added to skincare products to adjust the formula. Dimethicone Crosspolymers stabilize a formula, regulate its thickness and consistency and give the product a velvety feel.
PEG/PPG-19/19 Dimethicone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Nacre Powder
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A chemically modified version of hyaluronic acid. It is more stable and less sticky than regular HA, while still providing the same humectant moisturizing properties (according to the manufacturer). There have been no clinical studies to confirm this.
Polyquaternium-51
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A biocompatible phospholipid copolymer that is designed to mimic the lipid-based cell membrane found in human skin. Its main function is as a humectant moisturizer.
Trimethylsiloxysilylcarbamoyl Pullulan
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Aluminum Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A white mineral powder, also known as alumina, that is derived from aluminum metal. It is frequently used as an abrasive in exfoliating products and as a thickener. Aluminum oxide is also a great opacifier.
Cyclopentasiloxane
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A lightweight, fast-spreading emollient that leaves a very soft and silky after-feel on the skin. Supplied as a clear and colorless liquid, cyclopentasiloxane is often used as a solvent to dissolve other silicones in.
Silica
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A widely used cosmetic ingredient with the same chemical composition as the sand found on beaches. A common function of silica is its ability to control viscosity. In certain chemical forms, it can effectively thicken cream-style products.
Polymethylsilsesquioxane
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A type of spherical powder that functions on a ball-bearing effect in which the tiny microspheres roll around on the skin and create lubricity. Polymethylsilsesquioxane offers extra slip to skincare products and makes the skin feel soft and smooth.
Stearic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin