SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex

A.G.E. Eye Complex
7.4
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
4.8 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. SkinCeuticals A.G.E. Eye Complex 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 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 4.8 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
60
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1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 11.8 10 10.0
9
2.5
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 9.6 20 4.8
6.0
3.0
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 7.4
All humectants
11.8
Glycerin
9
Propylene Glycol
2.5
Aluminum Hydroxide
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
9.6
Dimethicone
6.0
Paraffin
3.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
7.4
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
6
3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 9.6 20 4.8
All occlusives
9.6
Dimethicone
6.0
Paraffin
3.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
2.5
0.3
All humectants 11.8 10 10
All humectants
11.8
Glycerin
9
Propylene Glycol
2.5
Aluminum Hydroxide
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 1.8 3 No
All antioxidants
1.8
Ascorbyl Glucoside
0.3
Tocopheryl Acetate
0.3
Caffeine
0.3
Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract
0.3
Hesperidin Methyl Chalcone
0.3
Hesperetin Laurate
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %60
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. %9
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.
Dimethicone
Est. %6
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.
Isohexadecane
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless liquid that is commonly used as an emollient. It is made up of pure hydrocarbons and leaves a dry feeling on the skin upon application. It also increases the spreadability of a product.
Paraffin
Est. %3
Function
Origin
Paraffin is a petroleum-based, very oily, emollient and extremely occlusive mixture of purified hydrocarbons, also known as mineral oil. Depending on the molecule's size, it can either be a liquid, a solid, or anything in between. To learn more about liquid paraffin and its effects on our skin, read here.
Propylene Glycol
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A clear, thick, odorless liquid of synthetic origin. Its main function is to stabilize cosmetic products exposed to varying temperatures. It is also a moderately strong humectant with similar properties to glycerin.
Silica
Est. %2
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.
Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A synthetic emollient emulsifier that helps oil and water phases to mix.
Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A silicone-based powerful emulsifier that helps to create lightweight and pleasant feeling lotions and creams.
Hexyl Laurate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An emollient ester with very high spreadability.
Caffeine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant compound that is obtained from coffee and tea leaves. It increases the microcirculation of blood in the skin and is claimed to be able to reduce the appearance of orange peel skin (although the research is lacking).
Chlorphenesin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative and broad-spectrum antimicrobial agent that protects products from a wide range of bacteria and fungi.
Ethylparaben
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A cost-effective preservative that belongs to the group of parabens. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding parabens, although the concentrations found in cosmetic formulations are generally considered to be safe.
Menthoxypropanediol
Est. %0.3
Function