St. Tropez

Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel

Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel
4.4

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

8.8Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel has a moisturizing rating of 4.4 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Purely humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 8.8 out of 10 and zero Occlusivity (we didn't find any occlusives on the ingredient list).
Tip: Studies suggest that humectants alone do not moisturize the skin. We recommend applying a product with some occlusive ingredients after the use of this one.

  • SULFATE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • SILICONE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
70
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
7.5
DihydroxyacetoneBotanical,SyntheticTanning,Colorant,Formula Helper
5
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor OilBotanical,SyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
3
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
2.5
Glycereth-26SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
2
Dimethyl IsosorbideBotanical,SyntheticFormula Helper
1.5
EthoxydiglycolSyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
HydroxyethylcelluloseBotanical,SyntheticFormula Helper
1
PhenoxyethanolSyntheticAntimicrobial,Preservative
0.3
Benzyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticFragrance,Preservative,Flavor,Formula Helper
0.3
Saccharide IsomerateBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant)
0.3
Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit ExtractBotanicalFragrance

Ingredients explained

Score

70

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

7.5

Function

Tanning, Colorant, Reducing

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A self-tanning agent that works by reacting with the dead skin cells on the surface of the skin to produce the desired tan pigmentation. This pigment can last for several days and up to several weeks.
Score

5

Function

Fragrance, Emulsifying, Solubilizing

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A castor oil-derived ingredient often used to incorporate small amounts of oil (such as a fragrance) into a water-based product. PEG-4 HCO is a gold-standard solubilizer and can be used in low amounts due to its ability to solubilize things so well.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

A clear, colorless liquid humectant that draws moisture to the skin. The humectancy of butylene glycol, owed to its two hydroxyl groups, is quite considerable, although not as powerful as glycerin, which contains three hydroxyl groups.
Score

2.5

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Emulsifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Synthetic

A glycerin-based ingredient with humectant moisturizing properties. It is an excellent emulsifier and thickener.

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