SkinMedica AHA/BHA Cream

AHA/BHA Cream
5.5
/ 10
Moisturizing
10.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
1.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. SkinMedica AHA/BHA Cream has a moisturizing rating of 5.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.0 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 SkinMedica AHA/BHA Cream is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
9
6
4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 12.2 10 10.0
6
4
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 1.9 20 1.0
1.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 5.5
All humectants
12.2
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
6
Glycerin
4
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract
1
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
0.3
Panthenol
0.3
Butylene Glycol
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
1.9
Squalane
1.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.5
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
1.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 1.9 20 1.0
All occlusives
1.9
Squalane
1.3
Dimethicone
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
4
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 12.2 10 10
All humectants
12.2
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
6
Glycerin
4
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract
1
Hydrolyzed Soy Protein
0.3
Panthenol
0.3
Butylene Glycol
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
9
6
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 17.8 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
17.8
Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract
9
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
6
Saccharum Officinarum (Sugarcane) Extract
1
Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract
0.3
Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract
0.3
Althaea Officinalis Root Extract
0.3
Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract
0.3
Tocopheryl Acetate
0.3
Ascorbyl Palmitate
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %65
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.
Vaccinium Myrtillus Fruit Extract
Est. %9
Function
Origin
An extract derived from the berries of the bilberry plant, sometimes called European blueberry. It is rich in antioxidant anthocyanins and astringent tannins.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A gelatinous juice from Aloe vera leaves that acts as a powerful humectant, emollient, and antioxidant. It contains enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that soothe irritated skin and have wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Glycerin
Est. %4
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.
Cetyl Ethylhexanoate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A clear, pale yellow liquid, that functions as an emollient and a solvent, meaning that it is useful for dissolving oil-soluble ingredients.
Cetyl Alcohol
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
A waxy solid fatty alcohol derived from palm oil. It is most commonly used as a co-emulsifier and affects the final aesthetic of the product, leaving a soft and silky feeling on the skin. Cetyl alcohol is also used as a viscosity controlling agent.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %2
Function