Sulwhasoo

First Care Activating Sheet Mask

First Care Activating Sheet Mask
5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Sheet Mask has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Purely humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 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.

What else is good about it? Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Sheet Mask 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
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Soothing,Anti-pigmentation
4
PropanediolBotanical,Biotech,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
3
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
BetaineBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
1.3
Camellia Sinensis Leaf ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-acne,Soothing,Emollient,Antimicrobial,Antifungal,Astringent,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1
Paeonia Albiflora Root ExtractBotanicalSoothing,Anti-pigmentation
0.3
Nelumbo Nucifera Flower ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Soothing
0.3
Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract BotanicalAntioxidant,Soothing,Antimicrobial
0.3
Lilium Candidum Bulb ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing
0.3
Rehmannia Glutinosa Root ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Soothing

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

Antioxidant, Soothing, Anti-pigmentation

Origin

Botanical

A soothing and anti-pigment extract derived from a species of licorice with glycyrrhizin as the main active ingredient.
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), 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

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.

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