DHC - By The Sea Mineral Lotion

DHC By The Sea Mineral Lotion

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • algae extract
  • glycerin
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • polyglyceryl-10 oleate
  • saccharide isomerate
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Formulated to be non-irritating and gentle on skin, this fast-absorbing liquid lotion contains 92% naturally derived skin-conditioning ingredients such as Japanese rose extract and purple laver seaweed and eelgrass extract to keep skin healthy and hydrated."
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: algae extract, glycerin.

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: algae extract, pentylene glycol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
alcohol
does not have skin benefit
pentylene glycol
Has skin benefit
sodium lactate
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Dissolves other ingredients. It does not have additional skin benefits compared to plain water
26% - 39%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5.4% - 8.1%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
4.4% - 6.6%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
3.1% - 4.6%
Plain old water
2.2% - 3.3%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
1.7% - 2.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.6% - 2.4%
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.4%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.15% - 0.55%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
0.1% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.2%
A fermentation product created by bacteria Lactobacillus. The fermented product has anti-bacterial properties and might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but studies are lacking. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can be used as a preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.15%

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