Essence - High Beauty Hydrating Face Primer

Essence High Beauty Hydrating Face Primer

  • Moisturizing
  • arginine
  • cannabis sativa seed oil
  • cetyl alcohol
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • glycerin
  • squalane
  • +3 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: arginine, 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: arginine, squalane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
5.3% - 7.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.5% - 5.3%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.2% - 3.4%
A plant oil that due to its high linoleic acid content can help strengthen skin's barrier function and soften its upper layer
2.1% - 3.2%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
1.8% - 2.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
1.4% - 2.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.2% - 1.8%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
1% - 1.5%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.9% - 1.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 1.2%
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to stabilize product formulations
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.05% - 0.15%

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