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
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:
Popular Products That Contain Water
- CosIng ID: 92472
- INCI Name: WATER
- EC #: 231-791-2 (I)
- All Functions: Antiplaque, Skin Conditioning, Solvent