Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Water

Snowise Brightening Water
4.5
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. Sulwhasoo Snowise Brightening Water has a moisturizing rating of 4.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Purely humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.0 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 Snowise Brightening Water is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
9
6
4
3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.0 10 9.0
3
2.5
2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
None
Moisturizing rating 4.5
All humectants
9.0
Betaine
3
Propanediol
2.5
Butylene Glycol
2
Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract
0.3
Honey
0.3
Morus Alba Root Extract
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
4.5
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
None
All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
3
2.5
2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.0 10 9
All humectants
9.0
Betaine
3
Propanediol
2.5
Butylene Glycol
2
Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract
0.3
Honey
0.3
Morus Alba Root Extract
0.3
Ethylhexylglycerin
0.3
Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
1.5
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 3.7 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
3.7
Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract
1.5
Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract
1
Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract
0.3
Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract
0.3
Panax Ginseng Root Extract
0.3
Morus Alba Root Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %65
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.
Alcohol
Est. %9
Function
Origin
An effective antimicrobial ingredient that kills bacteria, fungi, and even some viruses. It is also an excellent solvent and astringent. Alcohol helps to create lighter and less viscous products. It can, however, be dehydrating and skin-sensitizing.
PEG/PPG-17/6 Copolymer
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A synthetic polymer that has many uses. It can help add slip by itself and also supports silicone-based ingredients in various products.
Oldenlandia Diffusa Extract
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Betaine
Est. %3
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.
Propanediol
Est. %2.5
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.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %2
Function
Origin
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.
Glycyrrhiza Uralensis (Licorice) Root Extract
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A soothing and anti-pigment extract derived from a species of licorice with glycyrrhizin as the main active ingredient.
Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
An extract from the roots of the garden peony. It mainly contains humectant moisturizing oligosaccharides and polysaccharides, and has been claimed to improve skin tone.
Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An extract with antioxidant flavonoids that is obtained from the flowers of the water lily.
Disodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic chelator that helps to maintain the look and smell of a product by 'locking up' troublesome metal ions.
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.
Morus Alba Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant, astringent, antimicrobial, and antifungal extract from white mulberry tree roots. It has been claimed to have anti-pigment potential.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
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.
1,2-Hexanediol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multi-functional formula helper. It is a well-studied preservtive against bacteria and can help pigments and fragrances disperse evenly in a formula.
Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A silicone with the unusual trait of being able to disperse in water. It moisturizes the skin as a humectant and leaves a soft and smooth after-feel. This ingredient also has foam-boosting properties.
Broussonetia Kazinoki Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Hydrolyzed Ginseng Saponins
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emulsion stabilizer and thickener that helps to create a pleasant, satiny, and light formula texture. It works by forming a gel-like network within water or oil, which both stabilizes other ingredients and produces a thickening effect.
Panax Ginseng Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from the roots of the Korean Ginseng, this extract contains a mixture of antioxidant and soothing ginsenosides which are proven to reduce inflammation and treat eczema. The root is a major part of Chinese traditional medicine.
Lilium Candidum Bulb Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract coming from Madonna lily bulbs that is rich in humectant polysaccharides and anti-inflammatory saponins.
Methoxy PEG-114/Polyepsilon Caprolactone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Polygonatum Officinale Rhizome/Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract from the rhizomes of Solomon’s seal, a flowering plant. The roots contain polysaccharides and saponins - which make it a slight humectant ingredient.
Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An extract derived from the roots of a traditional Chinese herb with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory iridoids, triterpenoids, phenyletanoids, and phenolic acids.
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A white paste-like substance derived from castor oil that belongs to a group of ingredients called PEGs (polyethylene glycols). It acts as a perfume solubilizer that helps fragrance agents dissolve in water and as a cleansing agent.
Honey
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A supersaturated solution of sugars, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds. It is used in skincare for its antimicrobial, emollient, moisturizing, and soothing properties.
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.