VMV Hypoallergenics Superskin 3 Monolaurin Plus Mandelic Acid Toner

Superskin 3 Monolaurin Plus Mandelic Acid Toner
1.7
/ 10
Moisturizing
3.4 Humectancy icon Humectancy
0.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Slightly moisturizing. VMV Hypoallergenics Superskin 3 Monolaurin Plus Mandelic Acid Toner has a moisturizing rating of 1.7 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Purely humectant. It has a moderate Humectancy of 3.4 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.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
49.3
25.1
12.6
5
4.6
3.4
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 3.4 10 3.4
3.4
Occlusivity All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
None
Moisturizing rating 1.7
All humectants
3.4
Glycerin
3.4
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
1.7
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
None
All occlusives 0.0 20 0.0
All occlusives
0.0
None
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
3.4
All humectants 3.4 10 3.4
All humectants
3.4
Glycerin
3.4
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
None
All antioxidants 0 3 No
All antioxidants
0
None
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Alcohol
Est. %49.3
Function
Origin
An effective antimicrobial ingredient that kills bacteria, fungi, and even some viruses. It is also an excellent solvent and astringent. Alcohol helps to create lighter and less viscous products. It can, however, be dehydrating and skin-sensitizing.
Water
Est. %25.1
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.
Mandelic Acid
Est. %12.6
Function
Origin
Derived from almonds, this ingredient is one of the gentlest AHAs and is used for its exfoliating and antimicrobial properties. It is particularly beneficial for acne but also helps to treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Glyceryl Laurate
Est. %5
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived ester that can soften the appearance of skin and blend oils with water.
Triethanolamine
Est. %4.6
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.
Glycerin
Est. %3.4
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.