Smashbox - Nourishing Face Primer Serum

Smashbox Nourishing Face Primer Serum

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • algae extract
  • allantoin
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cannabis sativa seed oil
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl acrylate/acrylic acid copolymer
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • lactobacillus ferment
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • lens esculenta fruit extract
  • prunus armeniaca kernel oil
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium lactate
  • sodium pca
  • +14 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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"Irritation will be calmed for longer-lasting comfort and hydration will be locked in for a smoother finish with fewer dehydrated areas."
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, allantoin.

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: helianthus annuus seed oil, algae extract.

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together
5.2% - 6.3%
4.3% - 5.2%
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
3.1% - 3.8%
Used to dissolve other ingredients in a product and can enhance their ability to penetrate the skin
2.4% - 2.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.1% - 2.5%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
1.7% - 2.1%
A plant oil that due to its high linoleic acid content can help strengthen skin's barrier function and soften its upper layer
1.5% - 1.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.5%
A plant extract that can contain an antioxidant compound
1% - 1.2%
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
0.95% - 1.15%
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
0.65% - 0.95%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.65% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.55% - 0.85%
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.
0.6% - 0.85%
A plant extract containing sugars that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is claimed by the manufacturer to help reduce pore size but evidence is lacking
0.5% - 0.75%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.45% - 0.7%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.4% - 0.6%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.35% - 0.65%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and provide a longer-lasting hydration. Can create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps stabilize product formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A colorant (dye)
0.1% - 0.2%
A red dye
0.1% - 0.15%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.15%

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