Skin Regimen 1.5 Retinol Booster Wrinkle Concentrate

1.5 Retinol Booster Wrinkle Concentrate
5.4
/ 10
Moisturizing
6.9 Humectancy icon Humectancy
4.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Skin Regimen 1.5 Retinol Booster Wrinkle Concentrate has a moisturizing rating of 5.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 6.9 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 4.0 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
6
4
3
2
1.5
1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 6.9 10 6.9
6
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 7.9 20 4.0
4.0
3.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.4
All humectants
6.9
Glycerin
6
Propanediol
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
7.9
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
4.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
3.0
Hexyldecyl Laurate
0.3
Oleyl Erucate
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.4
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
4
3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 7.9 20 4.0
All occlusives
7.9
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
4.0
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
3.0
Hexyldecyl Laurate
0.3
Oleyl Erucate
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 6.9 10 6.9
All humectants
6.9
Glycerin
6
Propanediol
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.9 3 No
All antioxidants
0.9
Carnosine
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Tephrosia Purpurea Seed Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %75
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. %6
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.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %3
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.
Glyceryl Stearate Citrate
Est. %2
Function
Origin
An ingredient composed of citric acid, stearic acid, and glycerin. Glyceryl stearate citrate acts as an emollient in skincare products, making the skin appear smooth and pleasant to the touch.
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A synthetic emollient ester. It works to improve the appearance of the skin by filling in the microcracks on the surface, thereby making the skin appear softer and smoother. It imparts a lightweight, velvety feel.
Dicaprylyl Ether
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A fast-spreading and very lightweight emollient. It is used to reduce the tack and oiliness of oil-based formulas and gives the skin a dry, silky after-feel. It is also a great solvent.
Hexyldecanol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An oil-like ingredient (ester) that is more stable and easy to incorporate than some other oil-based emollients. It is used in water-free and stick products.
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.
Disodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic chelator that helps to maintain the look and smell of a product by 'locking up' troublesome metal ions.
Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides Citrate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A white crystalline powder that can reduce odors coming from other ingredients in a product.
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.
Oleyl Erucate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Potassium Sorbate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative widely used in food and personal care products, available from natural sources or synthetically produced. Potassium sorbate works by inhibiting the growth of yeasts, molds, and some bacteria.
Sodium Benzoate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that usually works in combination with other preservatives. It has to be at low pH (<5.5) to be effective.
Sodium Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ingredient that is able to bring the pH of a product up, thereby making it less harsh on the skin.
Sorbitan Laurate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Sorbitan laurate is a sugar-based emulsifier similar to sucrose palmitate. It keeps oil broken into small droplets throughout water because of its chemical shape and nature (this is how most oil-in-water emulsifiers work by the way). These kinds of emulsifiers are mild enough to even be used in food preparations.
Carnosine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A skin-identical dipeptide that acts as a powerful antioxidant. It protects our skin from harmful glycation and can enhance the activity of other active ingredients in the skincare product.
Hexyldecyl Laurate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Propanediol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An excellent solvent capable of mixing water with normally water-insoluble ingredients. It also functions as a humectant due to its water-loving alcohol groups. Propanediol can control the viscosity of a product by reducing its thickness.
Spinacia Oleracea (Spinach) Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Tephrosia Purpurea Seed Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract derived from the seeds of an Ayurvedic tropical flowering plant. It contains antioxidant and soothing flavonoids. The patent claims that it also has anti-wrinkle activity, although this has not been supported by research.
Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient that is used to thicken water and alcohol. It results in a more lightweight formula and is commonly found in gel products.
Caprylyl Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient that improves product spreadability and offers a silky feel on the skin. It also acts as a preservative booster that improves the efficacy of other preservatives. According to the manufacturer, it is also a humectant moisturizer.
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
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.
Sodium Anisate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural preservative with a sweet scent.
Silybin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Caprylhydroxamic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A chelating agent used alongside preservatives in order to boost their antimicrobial activity.
Aristotelia Chilensis Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Retinol
Est. %0.1
Function
Origin
One of the most famous and well-researched anti-aging ingredients. It is proven to decrease wrinkles, help the skin to regain its thickness, firmness, and texture. Retinol is also proven to effectively treat pigmentation issues such as dark spots and acne.