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Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone

Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone
5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

0.0Humectancy10.0Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone 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.

What else is good about it? The Ordinary Vitamin C Suspension 30% in Silicone 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
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
49.2
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
30
Ascorbic AcidBotanical,SyntheticAntioxidant,Anti-wrinkle,Anti-pigmentation,Fragrance,Formula Helper
14.8
Polysilicone-11SyntheticFormula Helper
6
PEG-10 DimethiconeSyntheticFormula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

49.2

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Antifoaming, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Score

30

Function

Antioxidant, Anti-wrinkle, Anti-pigmentation, Fragrance, Ph adjuster

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

Also known as vitamin C, this extremely well-researched antioxidant is able to boost collagen production, prevent wrinkles, and treat pigmentation. It degrades easily when exposed to air and so requires careful packaging.
Score

14.8

Function

Film-forming

Origin

Synthetic

A synthetic rubber-like substance of the silicone family that has no color or distinct scent. These are large molecules that cannot penetrate the skin but instead create a thin silky film on the skin's surface.
Score

6

Function

Emulsifying

Origin

Synthetic

A polyethylene-based emulsifying ingredient. It has a water-loving portion and an oil-loving portion that help to keep the water and oil phases connected to form an emulsion.

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