Botanics - Simply Calm Hydrating Face Cream

Botanics Simply Calm Hydrating Face Cream

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  • Moisturizing
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • panthenol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cannabis sativa seed oil
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
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This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, sodium hyaluronate.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: butyrospermum parkii butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 6.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
3.7% - 5.5%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
2% - 3%
A plant oil that due to its high linoleic acid content can help strengthen skin's barrier function and soften its upper layer
1.7% - 2.6%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.4% - 2.2%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
1.3% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.1% - 1.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.6%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.1% - 0.5%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.15% - 0.5%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.1% - 0.5%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.4%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.5%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.1% - 0.4%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.1% - 0.35%
0.1% - 0.3%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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