St. Tropez

Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Face Serum

Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Face Serum
4.9

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

9.5Humectancy0.3Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Face Serum has a moisturizing rating of 4.9 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Significantly more humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.5 out of 10 and a low Occlusivity of 0.3 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
DihydroxyacetoneBotanical,SyntheticTanning,Colorant,Formula Helper
4
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
3
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor OilBotanical,SyntheticFragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
HydroxyethylcelluloseBotanical,SyntheticFormula Helper
1
PhenoxyethanolSyntheticAntimicrobial,Preservative
1
BetaineBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
0.3
Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit ExtractBotanicalFragrance
0.3
Sodium MetabisulfiteSyntheticAntioxidant,Preservative,Formula Helper
0.3
Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant
0.3
FructooligosaccharidesBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant)

Ingredients explained

Score

75

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

6

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

4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Biotech,Synthetic

An excellent solvent capable of mixing water with normally water-insoluble ingredients. It also functions as a humectant due to its water-loving alcohol groups. Propanediol can control the viscosity of a product by reducing its thickness.
Score

3

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

2

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.

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