SkinCeuticals

Metacell Renewal B3

Metacell Renewal B3
6.5

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy3.1Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Highly moisturizing. SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 has a moisturizing rating of 6.5 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 3.1 out of 10.

What else is good about it? SkinCeuticals Metacell Renewal B3 is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
55
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
15
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
5
NiacinamideBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Barrier repair,Anti-pigmentation,Anti-seborrheic
3
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
2.5
Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
2
Methylsilanol/Silicate Crosspolymer 
1.5
Sodium ChlorideNaturally occurring,SyntheticFragrance,Flavor,Formula Helper
1.3
PolymethylsilsesquioxaneSyntheticFormula Helper
1
PhenoxyethanolSyntheticAntimicrobial,Preservative
0.3
Microcrystalline CelluloseBotanical,SyntheticAbrasive,Formula Helper
0.3
Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163)Naturally occurring,SyntheticColorant

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

15

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 (occlusive), Emollient, Antifoaming, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

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.
Score

5

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.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Biotech,Synthetic

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.

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