e.l.f. - Hydrating Booster Drops

e.l.f. Hydrating Booster Drops

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • urea
  • alanine
  • aspartic acid
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • fructose
  • glucose
  • glutamic acid
  • glycerin
  • hexyl nicotinate
  • hydrolyzed sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium hyaluronate crosspolymer
  • sucrose
  • tremella fuciformis sporocarp extract
  • +10 more
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100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product contains aspartic acid. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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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: alanine, aspartic acid.

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: chondrus crispus extract, caprylyl glycol.

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.8% - 8.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.7% - 5.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
2% - 3.1%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.7% - 2.5%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
1.5% - 2.2%
Mushroom extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.7%
Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1% - 1.45%
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.
0.6% - 1.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.45%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.1% - 0.35%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.05% - 0.25%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.2%
Might be able to enhance blood flow in the skin. Can be irritating and result in skin redness
0.05% - 0.25%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.01% - 0.1%

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