Cortizone 10 - Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion

Cortizone 10 Intensive Healing Eczema Lotion

  • Moisturizing
  • magnesium ascorbyl phosphate
  • retinyl palmitate
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • petrolatum
  • bisabolol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter extract
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • +7 more
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"Fast, Lasting Itch Relief Eczema and Itchy, Dry Skin Maximum Strength Intensive Healing Lotion* Proven to Moisturize 24 Hours Dermatologist Recommended 7 Intensive Moisturizers Clinical Strength with Restora Same product, new packaging 1% Hydrocortisone Lotion *Contains 7 healing moisturizers & vitamins A, C & E. 1% Hydrocortisone Adults and children 2 years of age and older."
WIMJ summary

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, methyl gluceth-20.

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: dimethicone, cetyl alcohol.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
6.6% - 8.1%
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
5% - 6.1%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
3.2% - 3.9%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
2.3% - 2.8%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.9% - 2.3%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.1%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
1.7% - 2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
1.3% - 1.6%
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
1.1% - 1.3%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.95% - 1.15%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
0.6% - 0.9%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.55% - 0.8%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.5% - 0.75%
A derivative of vitamin C that is more stable, but less bioavailable than the pure form of vitamin C. It does not penetrate the skin well, but has been shown to convert to pure vitamin C once in skin. It can be helpful in stimulating collagen production and lightening the skin tone, but the required concentration is likely to be very high
0.5% - 0.75%
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.
0.5% - 0.75%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.4% - 0.65%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.1% - 0.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.05% - 0.1%

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