Skyn Iceland Icelandic Youth Serum with Red Algae

Icelandic Youth Serum with Red Algae
1.6
/ 10
Moisturizing
1.5 Humectancy icon Humectancy
1.7 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Slightly moisturizing. Skyn Iceland Icelandic Youth Serum with Red Algae has a moisturizing rating of 1.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a low Humectancy of 1.5 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 1.7 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 Skyn Iceland Icelandic Youth Serum with Red Algae 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
75
6
4
3
2
1.5
1.3
1
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 1.5 10 1.5
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 3.5 20 1.7
1.3
1.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 1.6
All humectants
1.5
Propanediol
0.3
Glycerin
0.3
Zinc PCA
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Butylene Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
3.5
Oxycoccus Palustris Seed Oil
1.3
Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil
1.0
Camelina Sativa Seed Oil
0.3
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
1.6
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 3.5 20 1.7
All occlusives
3.5
Oxycoccus Palustris Seed Oil
1.3
Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil
1.0
Camelina Sativa Seed Oil
0.3
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 1.5 10 1.5
All humectants
1.5
Propanediol
0.3
Glycerin
0.3
Zinc PCA
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Butylene Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
2
1.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 6.9 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
6.9
Astaxanthin
2
Ergothioneine
1.5
Oxycoccus Palustris Seed Oil
1.3
Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract
0.3
Buddleja Davidii Extract
0.3
Panax Ginseng Root Extract
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Tocopheryl Acetate
0.3
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Extract
0.3
Hydroxyacetophenone
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.
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived thickener that can form clear gel textures without the slimy feeling, unlike some other natural gel-formers.
Angelica Archangelica Root Water
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Dimethyl Isosorbide
Est. %3
Function
Origin
A solvent for active ingredients that is claimed to help them better penetrate the outer layer of skin. It also helps to reduce the thickness of a product.
Astaxanthin
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A red natural pigment from the family of antioxidant carotenoids that occurs in many natural sources such as lobster and algae. It is mainly used as a colorant and soothing ingredient.
Ergothioneine
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A naturally-occurring amino acid that functions as a powerful and versatile antioxidant.
Oxycoccus Palustris Seed Oil
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Rubus Chamaemorus Seed Oil
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.
Ethylhexylglycerin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative booster derived from glycerin. It is commonly paired with other preservatives to improve their efficacy. Ethylhexylglycerin is also a humectant due to its chemical base of glycerin.
Glycerin
Est. %0.3
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.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty oil expressed from sunflower seeds and one of the most commonly used oils in skincare. It has great emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Sunflower oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin E – an important skin antioxidant.
Perfluorodecalin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A liquid fluorocarbon used to dissolve gasses (oxygen in particular).
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Potassium Sorbate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin