SkinMedica Vitamin C + E Complex

Vitamin C + E Complex
3.8
/ 10
Moisturizing
7.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.5 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. SkinMedica Vitamin C + E Complex has a moisturizing rating of 3.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Significantly more humectant. It has a high Humectancy of 7.0 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.5 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 SkinMedica Vitamin C + E Complex 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

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Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
50
22
11
6
4
3
1
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 7 10 7.0
4
3
Occlusivity All occlusives 1.0 20 0.5
1.0
Moisturizing rating 3.8
All humectants
7.0
Phytantriol
4
Ethoxydiglycol
3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
1.0
Tocopherol
1.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
3.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
1
All occlusives 1.0 20 0.5
All occlusives
1.0
Tocopherol
1.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
4
3
All humectants 7 10 7
All humectants
7.0
Phytantriol
4
Ethoxydiglycol
3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
22
11
1
1
All antioxidants 35 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
35
Ascorbic Acid
22
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
11
Tocopheryl Acetate
1
Tocopherol
1
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Cyclopentasiloxane
Est. %50
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.
Ascorbic Acid
Est. %22
Function
Origin
Also known as vitamin C, this extremely well-researched antioxidant is able to boost collagen production, prevent wrinkles, and treat pigmentation. It degrades easily when exposed to air and so requires careful packaging.
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate
Est. %11
Function
Origin
A lipid-soluble form of vitamin C that is more stable and less irritating than ascorbic acid. According to a recent clinical study, THDA has all the capabilities of regular vitamin C, including anti-wrinkle and anti-pigment activity.
Polysilicone-11
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A synthetic rubber-like substance of the silicone family that has no color or distinct scent. These are large molecules that cannot penetrate the skin but instead create a thin silky film on the skin's surface.
Phytantriol
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Ethoxydiglycol
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A type of alcohol with humectant moisturizing properties. It also acts as a solvent, since it mixes well with a variety of other compounds, including water and even some oils.
Tocopheryl Acetate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An antioxidant derivative of tocopherol (vitamin E). It helps to protect cells from free radicals and UV damage through the conversion to active vitamin E in the skin. It is more stable than tocopherol.
Bisabolol
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An anti-inflammatory compound found naturally in German chamomile essential oil. It has a pleasant, sweet, and floral scent. Bisabolol also has soothing and anti-inflammatory properties but can cause an allergic reaction in more sensitive individuals.
Tocopherol
Est. %1
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.