St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Face Serum

Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Face Serum
4.9
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.5 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.3 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

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.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
75
6
4
3
2
1.5
1
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.5 10 9.5
4
3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.6 20 0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 4.9
All humectants
9.5
Propanediol
4
Glycerin
3
Betaine
1
Fructooligosaccharides
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Potassium Lactate
0.3
Lactic Acid
0.3
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.6
Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate
0.3
Terminalia Ferdinandiana Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
4.9
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 0.6 20 0.3
All occlusives
0.6
Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate
0.3
Terminalia Ferdinandiana Seed Oil
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
4
3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.5 10 9.5
All humectants
9.5
Propanediol
4
Glycerin
3
Betaine
1
Fructooligosaccharides
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Potassium Lactate
0.3
Lactic Acid
0.3
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 1.5 3 No
All antioxidants
1.5
Sodium Metabisulfite
0.3
Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract
0.3
Terminalia Ferdinandiana Seed Oil
0.3
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
0.3
Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract
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.
Dihydroxyacetone
Est. %6
Function
Origin
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.
Propanediol
Est. %4
Function
Origin
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.
Glycerin
Est. %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.
PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Est. %2
Function
Origin
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.
Hydroxyethylcellulose
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived thickener that can form clear gel textures without the slimy feeling, unlike some other natural gel-formers.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %1
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.
Betaine
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An ingredient derived from the sucrose in sugar beets. It has a negative chemical charge and a positive chemical charge on the same molecule. This allows betaine to be hygroscopic or humectant and thus provide moisturization by drawing water to the skin.
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.
Citronellol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant compound found naturally in many essential oils (mainly lemongrass). It can have a lemon or a rose scent. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid products with citronellol, or at least do a patch test before using it.
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.
Lactic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most popular AHA in skincare and less irritating than glycolic acid. It can be naturally found in sour milk. It is a humectant moisturizing, pH stabilizing, and gently exfoliating ingredient, able to soften dry, cracked, and peeling skin.
Linalool
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant, volatile compound naturally present in many essential oils. It has a pleasant scent and is often used in skincare products as a fragrance. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Potassium Sorbate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative widely used in food and personal care products, available from natural sources or synthetically produced. Potassium sorbate works by inhibiting the growth of yeasts, molds, and some bacteria.
Sodium Benzoate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that usually works in combination with other preservatives. It has to be at low pH (<5.5) to be effective.
Sodium Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ingredient that is able to bring the pH of a product up, thereby making it less harsh on the skin.
Sodium Metabisulfite
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that is especially effective at preventing fungus and mold growth. It is normally combined with a strong bactericidal preservative in order to achieve broad-spectrum protection. Sodium metabisulfite is also used as an antioxidant.
Hexyl Cinnamal
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic scent ingredient that produces a jasmine-like fragrance. According to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), hexyl cinnamal is a skin sensitizer and allergen and so its use in skincare should be limited.
Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A purple-red extract with antioxidant activity that is obtained from red beetroot.
Hibiscus Sabdariffa Flower Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from bright red hibiscus flowers, this extract contains anthocyanins (red plant pigments), antioxidant flavonoids, and high amounts of organic acids.
Limonene
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the most used fragrances in skincare products. It is produced from the peels of citrus fruits and has a fresh, pleasant, citrusy smell. People who are sensitive to citrus should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Propylene Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally derived ester with a light and dry skin feel and the ability to trap in moisture.
Prunus Persica (Peach) Flower Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Potassium Lactate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A smaller-molecule version of the regular hyaluronic acid. It is a powerful humectant that absorbs into the skin and offers moisturizing, smoothing, and anti-wrinkle effects. It is also slightly anti-inflammatory and displays subtle antioxidant properties.
Fructooligosaccharides
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A derivative a fructose that moisturizes skin by drawing water to the surface of the skin.
Terminalia Ferdinandiana Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Fragrance
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Under trade secret law, manufacturers have the right not to disclose what exactly went into the fragrance and use the unspecific word Fragrance or Parfum instead. Many fragrances are highly allergenic.