VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants+ Cream First Brilliance Moisturizer

Illuminants+ Cream First Brilliance Moisturizer
4.8
/ 10
Moisturizing
9.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Quite moisturizing. VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants+ Cream First Brilliance Moisturizer has a moisturizing rating of 4.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Purely humectant. It has a very high Humectancy of 9.6 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.

What else is good about it?

 VMV Hypoallergenics Illuminants+ Cream First Brilliance Moisturizer 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
70
9
5
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3
2.5
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 9.6 10 9.6
9
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
None
Moisturizing rating 4.8
All humectants
9.6
Glycerin
9
Butylene Glycol
0.3
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
4.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
None
All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
9
0.3
0.3
All humectants 9.6 10 9.6
All humectants
9.6
Glycerin
9
Butylene Glycol
0.3
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 3.6 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
3.6
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
3
Kojic Acid
0.3
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %70
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.
Glycerin
Est. %9
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.
Glycolic Acid
Est. %5
Function
Origin
The second most used AHA (after lactic acid) with potent exfoliating and smoothing effects. It increases skin cell turnover, which is beneficial for acne and rosacea and decreases inflammation. When used in peels, GA may have an anti-wrinkle activity.
Arctostaphylos Uva-Ursi Leaf Extract
Est. %4
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
One of the best-researched derivatives of vitamin C. It is more resistant to light and air and retains all the properties of ascorbic acid – antioxidant, collagen-boosting, and anti-pigmentation, but with less irritation.
C12-15 Alkyl Lactate
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Ceteareth-25
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A natural or synthetically produced emulsifier often used to help form stable emulsions.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %1.5
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.
Cetearyl Alcohol
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
A blend of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, the fatty alcohols that are derived from palm oil. It helps to create emulsions that give off a soft and silky emollient feel and also increase product thickness.
Cyclopentasiloxane
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A lightweight, fast-spreading emollient that leaves a very soft and silky after-feel on the skin. Supplied as a clear and colorless liquid, cyclopentasiloxane is often used as a solvent to dissolve other silicones in.
Glyceryl Caprate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Kojic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A bioactive compound isolated from various fungi or fermented products. It is one of the most common and potent anti-pigment and brightening ingredients, and has been successfully tested on humans.
Triethanolamine
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless, and highly viscous liquid, this ingredient is an excellent pH adjuster. When it is necessary to neutralize an acidic solution or to generally increase the pH of a product, triethanolamine is a common choice.
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant green tea extract. In the deeper layers, it slows down the destruction of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid – thus delaying the signs of aging. It also acts as an anti-acne, soothing, moisturizing, and emollient ingredient.
Butylene Glycol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
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.
Glyceryl Laurate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived ester that can soften the appearance of skin and blend oils with water.
Sodium Phytate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Sodium phytate is a chelating agent that serves to remove heavy metal ions from water. Removing metal ions helps other ingredients, such as antioxidants and preservatives, to perform better and keep products from separating.