iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream
- vegan and cruelty-free general moisturizer that contains hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.
- it doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, parabens or sulfates.
- it does contain fragrances, oils and silicones.
- it is likely to be good for oily skin.
- it is reef safe.
- it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.
This product was submitted by AJ on January 21, 2021
After using basic toner, gently apply a suitable amount along the face, rubbing from inside to outside until fully absorbed.
Ingredient List (32)
Centella Asiatica Leaf Water • Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Water • Butylene Glycol • Water • Niacinamide • Phenyl Trimethicone • Cyclopentasiloxane • Cyclohexasiloxane • Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer • Arginine • 1,2-Hexanediol • Sodium Hyaluronate • C12-14 Pareth-12 • Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer • Dimethicone Crosspolymer • Caprylyl Glycol • Brassica Oleracea Italica Extract • Medicago Sativa Extract • Brassica Oleracea Capitata Leaf Extract • Triticum Vulgare Germ Extract • Brassica Campestris Extract • Raphanus Sativus Seed Extract • Allantoin • Centella Asiatica Extract • Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Extract • Adenosine • Ethylhexylglycerin • Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate • Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Fruit Oil • Pentylene Glycol • Aspalathus Linearis Extract • Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root ExtractJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with iUNIK's Centella Calming Gel Cream.
Notable Ingredients (2)
iUNIK Centella Calming Gel Cream Ingredients Explained
This product contains 32 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:
- It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
- It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
- It helps improve product application.
Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.
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!
Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.
It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation fading dark-spots. It can strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.
Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.
Niacinamide can also help build keratin, a protein that keeps skin firm.
When incorporating Niacinamide into your routine, look out for concentration amounts. Typically, 5% Niacinamide provides benefits such as fading dark spots. However, if you have sensitive skin, it is better to begin with a smaller concentration.
Niacinamide can be mixed with other ingredients to boost benefits. For instance, it has shown to be effective when used with copper, folic acid, and zinc to treat acne.
We don't have a description for Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer.
Arginine is an amino acid used in creating proteins that you probably learned about in biology.
It is known to have antioxidant properties, which helps protect your skin from free radicals.
1,2-Hexanediol is a multi-tasker ingredient. It acts as a preservative to increase shelf-life and can aid other preservatives in preventing microbe growth. 1,2-Hexanediol also helps the skin retain moisture as a humectant.
In products that are water-based, this ingredient can help stabilize perfumes and fragrances. It can also help make the texture of products softer and more smooth.
Hyaluronic Acid is a humectant, meaning it has the ability to hold water and rehydrate skin. Because of this, it is great for soothing and adding moisture to dry skin.
It is naturally occurring in our bodies and is mostly found in eye fluid and joints; it is commonly derived from sodium salt of hyaluronic acid.
We don't have a description for C12-14 Pareth-12.
We don't have a description for Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer.
We don't have a description for Dimethicone Crosspolymer.
Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant, meaning it retains and preserves moisture. It is a common ingredient in many products, especially those designed to hydrate skin. The primary benefits are retaining moisture, skin softening, and promoting a healthy skin barrier.
Though Caprylyl Glycol is an alcohol derived from fatty acids, it is not the kind that can dry out skin.
This ingredient is also used as a preservative to extend the life of products.
We don't have a description for Brassica Oleracea Italica Extract.
We don't have a description for Medicago Sativa Extract.
We don't have a description for Brassica Oleracea Capitata Leaf Extract.
We don't have a description for Triticum Vulgare Germ Extract.
We don't have a description for Brassica Campestris Extract.
We don't have a description for Raphanus Sativus Seed Extract.
Allantoin plays a role in soothing and moisturizing the skin. Because of this, it is often added to products with strong active ingredients.
Some studies have shown this ingredient can promote wound healing with higher concentrations.
Allantoin is derived from the comfrey plant but produced synthetically for cosmetic products to ensure purity.
Centella Asiatica Extract is the extract of the whole plant Hydrocotyl, Centella asiatica L., Apiaceae. The common names for this plant are the Indian or Asiatic pennywort. This plant is shown for being an effective wound treatment.
We don't have a description for Adenosine.
Ethylhexylglycerin (we can't pronounce this either) is commonly used as a preservative and skin softener. It is derived from glyceryl.
You might see Ethylhexylglycerin often paired with other preservatives such as phenoxyethanol. Ethylhexylglycerin has been found to increase the effectiveness of these other preservatives.
We don't have a description for Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate.
We don't have a description for Aspalathus Linearis Extract.
Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract is an extract of the roots of the Licorice, Glycyrrhiza glabra L., Leguminosae.
Extracts of licorice have demonstrated to have antibacterial, anti‐inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidant properties.