ESPA - Optimal Skin Nutrients Mist

ESPA Optimal Skin Nutrients Mist

  • Moisturizing
  • linoleic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • coconut alkanes
  • echium plantagineum seed oil
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • linolenic acid
  • persea gratissima oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +9 more
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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: 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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants


Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.3% - 7.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
4.4% - 5.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
2.3% - 2.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
1.9% - 2.4%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
1.7% - 2.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.8%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.2% - 1.4%
Helps stabilize a product formulation
0.9% - 1.1%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
0.7% - 1.05%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant oil that because of its high content of alpha-linolenic acid help support skin barrier function and moisturize the skin
0.4% - 0.65%
0.4% - 0.6%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that can contain an active compound curcumin, that may have some anti-inflammatory properties when applied to the skin, but solid research is lacking and the typical concentration used in skincare products is too low. Can be an irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Is unlikely to be helpful in restoring skin barrier function due to the low content of linoleic acid
0.15% - 0.3%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.15%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%

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