What skin type should you pay attention to and why? What ingredients make the cream light in texture? Anzhelika Baklaga, an independent makeup artist, answers these and other questions.
The tool should have a fairly light and plastic structure, despite the fact that in fact it is an inverse emulsion.
The structure of the cream is given by the following ingredients: Disteardimonium Hectorite (controls rheology), Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Trihydroxystearin (derived from castor oil, thickens), Polyester-1 and Silica Dimethyl Silylate (copolymer and treated silica to control viscosity), C12-14 Pareth-3 and PEG-200 (act as emulsifiers).
This product has a wide cascade of UV filters (marketing promises broad spectrum protection with SPF 25). Most of them are organic: Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate (works in UVB spectrum), Ethylhexyl Salicylate (works in UVB spectrum), Isoamyl p-Methoxycinnamate (works in UVB spectrum), Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine (works in UVB spectrum) broad spectrum, i.e. in both UVA and UVB regions). The composition also contains inorganic uv filters: titanium dioxide (Titanium Dioxide) and zinc oxide, which is distributed in silicones Methyl Trimethicone, Zinc Oxide, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Methicone for better introduction into the formula. Inorganic filters will provide broad spectrum sun protection.
In order for the cream to be easily and evenly distributed over the skin, the composition contains a wide cascade of silicones and emollients. The silicones Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Aminopropyl Dimethicone will give different sensory characteristics to the product, improve distribution and increase its durability. To help silicones, there is Hexyl Laurate emollient in the composition. It is very light in nature, will minimize the harsh sensations caused by UV filters, as well as promote faster distribution of the cream on the skin and the pigments in the product. In the composition there are "magic wands". For example, Dimethicone / Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer dry silicone, which has the ability to absorb sebum, remove stickiness from the product, giving it a silky feel and creating a light soft focus effect. And Polymethylsilsesquioxane is a silicone rubber,which makes the product resistant to washing off and prevents the pigments from forming lumps, improving their distribution.
The active part of the product is varied. The composition contains Niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3) and Tocopheryl Acetate (vitamin A), which have a good antiage effect, and in general have a positive effect on skin cells. It also contains Adenosine (a compound that is responsible for energy in our cells) and a cascade of extracts (possibly a complex active ingredient with a complex set of the following components: Centella Asiatica Extract, Centella Asiatica Extract, Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Extract Lemon Myrtle, Althaea Officinalis Extract Marshmallow Medicinal, Honey Extract, Honey Extract, Malt Extract Malt Extract.
To create a shade in the tool the most standard set of pigments: Iron Oxides (CI 77492) yellow, Mica white filler, Iron Oxides (CI 77491) red, Iron Oxides (CI 77499) black.
Paraben-free preservation (as stated in the marketing), represented by two preservatives: Phenoxyethanol and Ethylhexylglycerin.
It should be noted that the composition includes a rather long list of allergens from the perfume composition: Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Linalool, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Geraniol, Eugenol.
Total: the product has a light texture, due to a good cascade of UV filters, it should provide protection in a wide spectrum, creating SPF 25. This CC cream can be tried both by owners of dry skin (the inverse emulsion is nourishing enough), and by owners of oily skin type (the emulsion is not contains oils, and the component that absorbs sebum will remove excess sebum). The preservation is paraben-free, as the marketing claims, and the standard set of pigments will provide light color correction. The active component of the cream is very diverse, what is the plus of this tool. These are vitamins and a whole set of extracts. However, owners of sensitive skin or allergy sufferers should initially do an irritation test, because the composition includes a rather long list of allergens from the perfume composition.
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