Tanologist

Gradual Tan Lotion

Gradual Tan Lotion
5.3

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

5.5Humectancy5.2Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Tanologist Gradual Tan Lotion has a moisturizing rating of 5.3 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a moderate Humectancy of 5.5 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 5.2 out of 10.

What else is good about it? Tanologist Gradual Tan Lotion 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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Botanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
C12-15 Alkyl BenzoateSyntheticEmollient,Antimicrobial,Formula Helper
4
Propylene GlycolBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
DihydroxyacetoneBotanical,SyntheticTanning,Colorant,Formula Helper
2.5
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
2
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1.5
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
1.3
Xanthan GumBotanical,BiotechFormula Helper
1
Tocopheryl AcetateBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant
0.3
Commiphora Mukul Resin ExtractBotanicalSoothing
0.3
Coleus Forskohlii Root ExtractBotanicalMoisturizing (humectant),Antioxidant

Ingredients explained

Score

60

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

9

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A natural occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient, it is a blend of glycerin and two fatty acids, caprylic and capric acid. It creates an oil-based protective layer on the skin, thereby preventing water loss.
Score

6

Function

Emollient, Antimicrobial, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic emollient ester. It works to improve the appearance of the skin by filling in the microcracks on the surface, thereby making the skin appear softer and smoother. It imparts a lightweight, velvety feel.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A clear, thick, odorless liquid of synthetic origin. Its main function is to stabilize cosmetic products exposed to varying temperatures. It is also a moderately strong humectant with similar properties to glycerin.
Score

3

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.

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