Our database has 9945 products that contain Water.

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Water is the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. It often makes up the largest portion of a product, and is thus typically found at (or near) the top of an ingredients list.

In most cases, the purpose of water within an ingredient list is to act as a solvent - this means it's there to help dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

Water also happens to be necessary for all life on Earth. If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

Water is a very popular cosmetic ingredient, with about 77.65% of the products in our database containing it.

Also known as: Eau, Aqua, Purified Water, Aqua / Water, Distilled Water, Deionized Water, and Spring Water

What it does:

Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Where it's used

Water is most often found as ingredient number 1 within an ingredient list.

Of the 30 products in our database that have a known concentration of Water, we've seen concentrations from 0% to 99.93% specified within their ingredient lists.

It is currently used 110962 times inside of skincare routines on SkinSort.

These are the categories of products that use Water the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 92472
  • INCI Name: WATER
  • EC #:  231-791-2 (I)
  • All Functions: Antiplaque, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.