Ulta

Smoothing Sea Kelp Sheet Mask

Smoothing Sea Kelp Sheet Mask
5.0

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy0.0Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. Ulta Smoothing Sea Kelp Sheet Mask has a moisturizing rating of 5.0 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Purely humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 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.

  • SULFATE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • PARABEN-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE
  • OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
6
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
Alcohol Denat.Botanical,SyntheticAntimicrobial,Astringent,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
1,2-HexanediolBotanical,SyntheticPreservative,Formula Helper
2
Butylene GlycolBotanical,Petroleum,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
CyclopentasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1.3
CyclohexasiloxaneSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
1
BetaineBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
0.3
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
ArginineBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
CarbomerSyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor OilBotanical,SyntheticCleansing,Fragrance,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

75

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

6

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

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.
Score

4

Function

Antimicrobial, Astringent, Fragrance, Antifoaming, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

Denatured alcohol is ethanol that contains additives that make it unsafe to consume. It is mainly used as a solvent and an antimicrobial agent. A major drawback to alcohol denat. is that it dries out the skin.
Score

3

Function

Preservative, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A multi-functional formula helper. It is a well-studied preservtive against bacteria and can help pigments and fragrances disperse evenly in a formula.
Score

2

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Fragrance, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Petroleum,Synthetic

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.

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