It can be helpful for moisturization, but will not get the job done on its own. Can soften skin and might help reduce water loss over time, but is missing ingredients that attract water to the skin (like glycerin or hyaluronic acid)
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"A primer that quickly minimizes the appearance of pores and fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin."
Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
Used to create a thicker product texture
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
Is used to enhance product texture and can help to optically mask skin imperfections
titanium dioxide (ci 77891
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
(ci 77492, ci 77491,
The ingredient is not recognized
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation