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Keeping moisturized is essential to having healthy, beautiful skin. Choosing the right moisturizers begins with knowing what ingredients work best for your particular skin type. At IngredientSpy, you can search through moisturizers for the specific treatments that work best for your skin.

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Garnier Moisture Rescue Gel-cream For Normal/Combo Skin

10/28 Best Ingredients
11/28 Good Ingredients
7/28 Unfavorable Ingredients
8/28 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
4
  • glycerin
    Glycerin. Effects include significant improvement in the hydration of the outer layer of skin, reduction of small wrinkles
  • vitis vinfera extract/grapefruit extract
    Grape. Antioxidant
Healing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
2
  • magnesium gluconate
    Magnesium. Essential mineral for healthy elastic skin, antibacterial
  • calcium gluconate
    Calcium. Essential mineral. Promotes healthy skin. Anti-inflammatory properties.
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
4
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • dimethiconol
    Dimethiconol. Emollient
  • caprylyl glycol
    Caprylyl Glycol. Skin conditioner, moisturizer
  • biosaccharide gum 1
    Biosaccharide Gum-1. Moisturizer
Cleansing Ingredients
1
Protective Ingredients
1
Neutral Ingredients
9
  • aqua/water
    Aqua. Water
  • carbomer
    Carbomer. Controls consistency
  • sodium hydroxide
    Sodium Hydroxide. Controls pH levels. Skin irritation or pain if used above concentration limits.
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
  • menthoxypropanediol
    Menthoxypropanediol. Fragrance. Cooling feeling.
  • sodium citrate
    Sodium Citrate. Salt
  • ci 19140/yellow 5
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
  • ci 42090/blue 1
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
  • parfum/fragrance
    Fragrance.
Unfavorable Ingredients
7
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Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

8/22 Best Ingredients
8/22 Good Ingredients
6/22 Unfavorable Ingredients
6/22 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
2
Healing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
3
  • sesamum indicum (sesame) oil
    Sesame Seed Oil. Heals broken skin
  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seedcake
    Sunflower Seed Oil. Sunflower seed oil is used as an emollient. It is a good source of Vitamin E and helps heal dry skin.
  • sodium hyaluronate
    Sodium Hyaluronate. Heals damaged skin
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
3
  • petrolatum
    Petrolatum. Helps other moisturizing ingredients by keeping them on the skin longer
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • propylene glycol dicaprate
    Propylene Glycol Dicaprate. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient.
Cleansing Ingredients
2
  • stearic acid
    Stearic Acid. Surfactant, softening agent.
Protective Ingredients
1
  • cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract
    Cucumber. Anti-inflamatory properties
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • urea
    Urea. Skin-conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
4
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • yellow 6 (ci 15985)
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
  • yellow 5 (c1 19140)
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
  • red 33 (c1 17200)
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
Unfavorable Ingredients
6
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Eucerin Redness Relief Soothing Night Creme

8/23 Best Ingredients
9/23 Good Ingredients
6/23 Unfavorable Ingredients
5/23 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
3
  • glycerin
    Glycerin. Effects include significant improvement in the hydration of the outer layer of skin, reduction of small wrinkles
  • squalane
    Squalane. Squalene and squalane are highly effective natural emollients and anti-oxidants. They can be produced from shark liver or from olives.
  • glycyrrhiza inflata root extract
    Licorice. Powerful antioxidant properties
Healing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
1
  • panthenol
    Vitamin B5. Heals broken or itchy skin
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
4
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • dicaprylyl carbonate
    Dicaprylyl Carbonate. Emollient
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • glyceryl stearate citrate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
Protective Ingredients
1
  • tapioca starch
    Tapioca Starch. Strong antimicrobial properties
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • myristyl myristate
    Myristyl Myristate. Skin-conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
7
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • octyldodecanol
    Octyldodecanol. Lubricant. Potentially irritating, potential cause for contact dermatitis. Not enough data
  • c12 15 alkyl benzoate
    C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. Thickening agent
  • cetearyl alcohol
    Cetearyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • carbomer
    Carbomer. Controls consistency
  • ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer
    Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp Copolymer. Thickening agent
  • sodium hydroxide
    Sodium Hydroxide. Controls pH levels. Skin irritation or pain if used above concentration limits.
Unfavorable Ingredients
6
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Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture Sensitive Skin

8/21 Best Ingredients
8/21 Good Ingredients
5/21 Unfavorable Ingredients
3/21 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
3
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
5
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • petrolatum
    Petrolatum. Helps other moisturizing ingredients by keeping them on the skin longer
  • cyclomethicone
    Cyclomethicone. Emollient
  • isopropyl isostearate
    Isopropyl Isostearate. Emollient
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
Cleansing Ingredients
2
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
    Octyl Palmitate. Lubricant
Neutral Ingredients
5
Unfavorable Ingredients
5
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Olay Active Hydrating Cream Original Facial Moisturizer

4/19 Best Ingredients
11/19 Good Ingredients
4/19 Unfavorable Ingredients
2/19 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
1
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
3
  • petrolatum
    Petrolatum. Helps other moisturizing ingredients by keeping them on the skin longer
  • isopropyl palmitate
    Palm Oil. Moisturizer
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
Cleansing Ingredients
3
Sunscreen Ingredients
1
  • titanium dioxide
    Titanium Dioxide. Sunscreen ingredient
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • cyclopentasiloxane
    Cyclopentasiloxane. Lubricant
Neutral Ingredients
6
  • fragrance/parfum
    Fragrance.
  • peg/ppg 18/18 dimethicone
    Dimethicone Copolyol. Silicones are skin conditioning agents widely used in cosmetics.
  • red 4
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
Unfavorable Ingredients
4
  • dmdm hydantoin
    Dmdm Hydantoin. Preservative which can release formaldehyde. Formaldehyde is classified as carcinogenic and allergenic.
  • iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
    Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate. Preservative. Negative effects include contact dermatitis and contact allergy
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Aqua Glycolic Face Cream

4/19 Best Ingredients
11/19 Good Ingredients
4/19 Unfavorable Ingredients
3/19 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
1
Healing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
1
  • sorbitol
    Sorbitol. Repairs and moisturizes skin
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
2
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
Abrasive Ingredients
2
  • ammonium glycolate
    Ammonium Glycolate. Abrasive agent
Cleansing Ingredients
3
Conditioning Ingredients
1
Neutral Ingredients
5
  • purified water
    Aqua. Water
  • c12 15 alkyl benzoate
    C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate. Thickening agent
  • ceresin
    Ceresin. Thickening agent, wax derived from ozokerite
  • magnesium aluminium silicate
    Magnesium Aluminum Silicate. Thickener
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
Unfavorable Ingredients
4
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bareMinerals Butter Drench Restorative Cream

15/49 Best Ingredients
23/49 Good Ingredients
11/49 Unfavorable Ingredients
10/49 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
4
Healing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
4
  • algae extract
    Algae. Plant extract, skin healing properties
  • allantoin
    Allantoin. Heals damaged skin
  • sodium hyaluronate
    Sodium Hyaluronate. Heals damaged skin
  • ceramide np
    Ceramide. Ceramides promote healthy skin. Used in the skin to create a waterproof barrier that is capable of protecting the underlying skin tissues
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
7
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate
    Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate. Binder, emollient
  • tricaprylin
    Tricaprylin. Emollient
  • glyceryl stearate se
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • hydrogenated polydecene
    Polydecene. Emollient
  • phytosteryl/octyldodecyl lauroyl glutamate
    Phytosteryl/octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate. Emollient
Abrasive Ingredients
2
  • silica
    Silica. Abrasive agent
  • copernicia cerifera (carnauba) wax (cera carnauba/cire de carnauba)
    Carnauba Wax. Thickening agent and exfoliator
Cleansing Ingredients
6
  • peg 100 stearate
    Peg 100 Stearate. Cleansing Agent
  • isostearic acid
    Isostearic Acid. Surfactant, cleansing agent.
  • lauryl betaine
    Lauryl Betaine. Skin-conditioning agent, surfactant
  • disodium edta
    Edta. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin. Considered safe because it's difficult to absorb through skin
  • sorbitan tristearate
    Sorbitan Tristearate. Surfactant, cleansing agent.
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
Conditioning Ingredients
5
  • myristyl myristate
    Myristyl Myristate. Skin-conditioning agent
  • hydrogenated polyisobutene
    Hydrogenated Polyisobutene. Skin-conditioning agent, waterproofing properties
  • urea
    Urea. Skin-conditioning agent
  • glucosamine hcl
    Glucosamine Hcl. Skin-conditioning agent
  • saccharomyces cerevisiae extract
    Saccharomyces Cerevisiae. Fungi. Moisturizing, skin-conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
10
  • water (aqua/eau)
    Aqua. Water
  • behenyl alcohol
    Behenyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • dimethylacrylamide/sodium acryloyldimethyltaurate crosspolymer
    Dimethylacrylamide/sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Crosspolymer. Stabilizer
  • sodium pca
    Sodium Pca. Emulsifying agent
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
  • sodium citrate
    Sodium Citrate. Salt
  • alcohol
    Alcohol. If in large quantities, alcohol can be irritating and/or damaging to skin.
  • carbomer
    Carbomer. Controls consistency
  • fragrance (parfum)
    Fragrance.
  • limonene
    Limonene. Fragrance
Unfavorable Ingredients
11
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Olay Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15

9/31 Best Ingredients
14/31 Good Ingredients
8/31 Unfavorable Ingredients
4/31 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
2
Healing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
1
  • panthenol (pro vitamin b5)
    Vitamin B5. Heals broken or itchy skin
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
6
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
  • niacinamide (vitamin b3)
    Vitamin B3. Moisturizes skin and improves skin appearance.
  • isopropyl isostearate
    Isopropyl Isostearate. Emollient
  • c13 14 isoparaffin
    C13-14 Isoparaffin. Emollient
  • sucrose polycottonseedate
    Sucrose Polycottonseedate. Emollient
  • dimethiconol
    Dimethiconol. Emollient
Cleansing Ingredients
3
  • stearic acid
    Stearic Acid. Surfactant, softening agent.
Sunscreen Ingredients
4
  • 4% octyl salicylate
    Octyl Salicylate. Sunscreen agent, mild skin irritant in pure form, shown to be safe when used as part of a formula
  • 2% avobenzone
    Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane. Sunscreen ingredient
  • 1% phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid
    Phenylbenzimidazole Sulfonic Acid. Sunscreen agent. Rare cases of skin irritation from derivative compounds
  • titanium dioxide
    Titanium Dioxide. Sunscreen ingredient
Neutral Ingredients
7
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • polyacrylamide
    Polyacrylamide. Solvent polymer
  • cetearyl glucoside
    Cetearyl Glucoside. Emulsifying agent
  • ptfe
    Teflon. Used as a bulking agent
  • behenyl alcohol
    Behenyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • carbomer
    Carbomer. Controls consistency
  • laureth 7
    Laureth-7. Emulsifying agent
Unfavorable Ingredients
8
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AHAVA Essential Day Moisturizer

19/48 Best Ingredients
15/48 Good Ingredients
14/48 Unfavorable Ingredients
14/48 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
8
Healing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
5
  • hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) flower water
    Witch Hazel. Heals the skin, promotes healthy skin functions
  • panthenol (pro vitamin b5)
    Vitamin B5. Heals broken or itchy skin
  • allantoin
    Allantoin. Heals damaged skin
  • bisabolol
    Bisabolol. Oil usually derived from chamomile. Soothing properties.
  • lecithin
    Phospholipids. Improves dry skin and is an essential structural components of cell membranes
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
6
  • hexyldecyl laurate
    Hexyldecyl Laurate. Emollient, skin-conditioning agent
  • cyclomethicone
    Cyclomethicone. Emollient
  • saccharide hydrolysate
    Saccharide Hydrolysate. Humectant, skin-conditioning agent
  • glyceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • caprylyl glycol
    Caprylyl Glycol. Skin conditioner, moisturizer
  • hydrogenated vegetable glycerides citrate
    Hydrogenated Vegetable Glycerides Citrate. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
Abrasive Ingredients
1
  • maris sal (dead sea water)
    Salt. Nourishing ingredient, skin-conditioning agent, abrasive when in granules.
Anti-hair loss Ingredients
1
Cleansing Ingredients
2
  • disodium lauriminodipropionate tocopheryl phosphates
    Disodium Lauriminodipropionate Tocopheryl Phosphates. Cleansing agent, hair and skin conditioning agent.
Conditioning Ingredients
2
  • magnesium aspartate
    Magnesium Aspartate. Skin-conditioning agent
  • urea
    Urea. Skin-conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
9
  • aqua (mineral spring water)
    Aqua. Water
  • behentrimonium methosulfate
    Behentrimonium Methosulfate. Emulsifying agent
  • cetearyl alcohol
    Cetearyl Alcohol. Thickening agent
  • aluminum starch octenylsuccinate
    Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate. Thickening agent
  • 1 2 hexanediol
    Hexanediol. Solvent
  • menthyl lactate
    Menthyl Lactate. Fragrance ingredient
  • parfum (fragrance)
    Fragrance.
  • aqua
    Aqua. Water
  • limonene
    Limonene. Fragrance
Unfavorable Ingredients
14
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Eucerin Intensive Repair Very Dry Skin Lotion

4/19 Best Ingredients
10/19 Good Ingredients
5/19 Unfavorable Ingredients
6/19 Natural Ingredients
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Anti-aging Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
1
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Moisturizers)
3
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
    Caprylic Acid. Coconut oil based skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • isopropyl palmitate
    Palm Oil. Moisturizer
  • dimethicone
    Dimethicone. Moisturizer
Abrasive Ingredients
1
Cleansing Ingredients
1
  • sorbitan isostearate
    Sorbitan Isostearate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
Conditioning Ingredients
2
  • sodium lactate
    Sodium Lactate. Skin-conditioning agent
  • urea
    Urea. Skin-conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
6
Unfavorable Ingredients
5