The Organic Pharmacy Rose Plus Brightening Complex

Rose Plus Brightening Complex
7.5
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
5.4 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. The Organic Pharmacy Rose Plus Brightening Complex has a moisturizing rating of 7.5 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.6 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 5.4 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 The Organic Pharmacy Rose Plus Brightening Complex 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
75
6
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.6 10 9.6
6
2
1
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 10.7 20 5.4
4.0
3.0
1.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 7.5
All humectants
9.6
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
6
Glycerin
2
Niacinamide
1
Lactic Acid
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
10.7
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
4.0
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil
3.0
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
1.5
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
1.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
7.5
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
4
3
1.5
1.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 10.7 20 5.4
All occlusives
10.7
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
4.0
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil
3.0
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
1.5
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
1.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
0.3
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
6
2
1
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.6 10 9.6
All humectants
9.6
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
6
Glycerin
2
Niacinamide
1
Lactic Acid
0.3
Lecithin
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
6
1
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 7.6 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
7.6
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
6
Niacinamide
1
Beta-Carotene (CI 40800)
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %75
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.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A gelatinous juice from Aloe vera leaves that acts as a powerful humectant, emollient, and antioxidant. It contains enzymes, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals that soothe irritated skin and have wound-healing and anti-inflammatory properties.
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A famous occlusive moisturizing and emollient oil. It is derived from coconuts and may give a product a lovely coconut scent. Coconut oil is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil
Est. %3
Function
Origin
An emollient fatty oil expressed from sesame seeds. It is made up majorly of unsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acid (up to 45%), and oleic acid (up to 38%). Sesame oil is an occlusive moisturizer that is rich in antioxidant compounds.
Glycerin
Est. %2
Function
Origin
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.
Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
Est. %1.5
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.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A semi-solid, buttery fat extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree that is a wonderful occlusive and emollient ingredient mainly comprised of fatty acids. Shea butter contains a large amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Niacinamide
Est. %1
Function
Origin
Also known as vitamin B3, this ingredient is a true superstar with confirmed moisturizing, anti-acne, and antioxidant benefits. Several studies have testified to the anti-wrinkle benefits of niacinamide and its ability to reduce hyperpigmentation.
Beta-Carotene (CI 40800)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An orange-red plant pigment with powerful antioxidant activity.
Citral
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant compound found in many essential oils (especially lemon myrtle and lemongrass essential oil). It has a sweet, lemon-like scent. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid products with citral, or at least do a patch test before using.
Glucosamine HCl
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally occurring compound that reduces static and lowers the pH of skincare products.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An emollient and emulsifier typically derived from vegetable sources through a chemical reaction with glycerin. It provides stability, texture, and consistency to formulations. Its main function is to allow oil and water to mix.
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A mixture of phytosterols isolated from soybean oil. Phytosterols, when used in skincare products, have emollient properties and can make the skin feel softer and smoother.
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fatty oil expressed from sunflower seeds and one of the most commonly used oils in skincare. It has great emollient and occlusive moisturizing properties. Sunflower oil is one of the richest sources of vitamin E – an important skin antioxidant.
Hydrogenated Castor Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A processed, butter-like castor oil. It is solely comprised of occlusive moisturizing and emollient saturated fatty acids and is best suited for dry skin. It can also act as a thickener and emulsifier.
Lactic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin