The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

Retinol 0.5% in Squalane
5.0
/ 10
Moisturizing
0.0 Humectancy icon Humectancy
10.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

It is purely occlusive. It has zero Humectancy (we didn't find any humectant ingredients on the ingredient list) and a maximum Occlusivity of 10 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
45
34
17
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0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 0.0 10 0.0
None
Occlusivity All occlusives 96.0 20 10.0
45.0
34.0
17.0
Moisturizing rating 5.0
All humectants
0.0
None
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
96.0
Squalane
45.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
34.0
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
17.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
5.0
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
45
34
17
All occlusives 96.0 20 10.0
All occlusives
96.0
Squalane
45.0
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
34.0
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
17.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
None
All humectants 0.0 10 0.0
All humectants
0.0
None
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 0.9 3 No
All antioxidants
0.9
Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract
0.3
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
0.3
BHT
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Squalane
Est. %45
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing and emollient compound that forms part of the skin’s sebum. The main source of squalane had always been shark liver. Now, however, it is manufactured synthetically or derived from plant oils, such as olive and peanut oil.
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride
Est. %34
Function
Origin
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.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Est. %17
Function
Origin
A liquid plant wax, also known as Jojoba oil, pressed from the seeds of Simmondsia chinensis. These seeds can contain up to 50% of liquid wax. It is used as an occlusive moisturizer, emollient, and emulsifier.
Retinol
Est. %0.5
Function
Origin
One of the most famous and well-researched anti-aging ingredients. It is proven to decrease wrinkles, help the skin to regain its thickness, firmness, and texture. Retinol is also proven to effectively treat pigmentation issues such as dark spots and acne.
BHT
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant ingredient that naturally occurs in green algae and some bacteria or fungi but, for commercial use, is created synthetically. BHT is also used occasionally as a fragrance, where it presents a sweet, camphor-like odor.
Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A soothing and astringent extract derived from the fragrant, spicy leaves of rosemary. It has strong antioxidant properties. Rosemary extract can reduce signs of inflammation and also acts as an emollient and antimicrobial agent.
Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A bright red extract obtained from tomato fruit. Its main bioactive compound is lycopene, a powerful antioxidant. It also contains other antioxidants like various phenolic acids and flavonoids.
Hydroxymethoxyphenyl Decanone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon