St. Ives

Avocado Hydrating Daily Face Moisturizer

Avocado Hydrating Daily Face Moisturizer
6.6

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy3.2Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Highly moisturizing. St. Ives Avocado Hydrating Daily Face Moisturizer has a moisturizing rating of 6.6 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 3.2 out of 10.

What else is good about it? St. Ives Avocado Hydrating Daily Face Moisturizer 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
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
5
PEG-100 StearateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
4
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient,Formula Helper
2.5
Isopropyl PalmitateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Stearic AcidBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (occlusive),Barrier repair,Emollient,Cleansing,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
Glycine Soja (Soybean) OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient,Fragrance
1.3
NiacinamideBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Barrier repair,Anti-pigmentation,Anti-seborrheic
1
Dicaprylyl EtherBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
0.3
Tapioca StarchBotanicalFormula Helper
0.3
PhenoxyethanolSyntheticAntimicrobial,Preservative

Ingredients explained

Score

65

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

9

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

5

Function

Cleansing, Emulsifying

Origin

Synthetic

This surfactant is more specifically classified as an emulsifier that produces oil-in-water emulsions. PEG-100 stearate can also be used as a cleansing agent.
Score

4

Function

Emollient, Fragrance, Emulsifying

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

An emollient and emulsifier typically derived from vegetable sources through a chemical reaction with glycerin. It provides stability, texture, and consistency to formulations. Its main function is to allow oil and water to mix.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Antioxidant, Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Botanical

A fatty oil expressed from the fleshy part of an avocado, used in skincare for its excellent emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Avocado oil contains fatty acids, notably oleic acid (up to 80%), squalene, vitamin E, and carotenoids.

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