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SVR Sensifine Dermo-Nettoyant Ingredients Explained

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Published on April 04, 2022 Submitted by Izabelix

Overview

What it is

Face cleanser with 9 ingredients that contains ceramides and niacinamide

Cool Features

It is fungal acne (malassezia) safe and reef safe

Suited For

It has ingredients that are good for fighting acne, anti aging, dry skin, brightening skin, sensitive skin, oily skin, reducing pores and dark spots

Free From

It doesn't contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, fragrances, oils, parabens, silicones or sulfates

Fun facts

SVR is from France. This product is used in 54 routines created by our community.

We independently verify ingredients and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Does this product need an update? Let us know.

You should know

Here's our breakdown of the notable ingredients, benefits, and concerns we determined from the ingredients in this product. Click any item to learn more.

Notable Ingredients

Niacinamide
Ceramides

Benefits

Hydrating
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (2)
Reduces Irritation
Reduces Large Pores
Anti-Aging
Dark Spots
Acne Fighting
Brightening

Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free

Ingredients Overview

Here's our quick-to-read summary of the ingredients in this product. Keep scrolling if you'd like to learn more about what each ingredient does!
Ingredient
Features
1
Skin Conditioning, Solvent
2
Emollient, Skin Conditioning
3
Solvent
4
Smoothing
Niacinamide IconGood for Oily Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconGood for Dark Spots IconHelps fight Acne IconHelps brighten skin Icon
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Skin Conditioning
Ceramide IconHelps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation IconHelps with Anti-Aging Icon
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Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
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Skin Conditioning, Solvent
9
Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning

Ingredients Explained

This product contains 9 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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What it does: Emollient, Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Hexyldecyl Stearate.

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What it does: Solvent
Community Rating: Liked

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.

It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.

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What it does: Smoothing
Community Rating: Loved

Niacinamide has emerged as an all-star ingredient due to its many benefits.

It is known to treat acne by reducing inflammation. It also helps fade dark-spots and strengthen the skin by promoting the growth of the ceramide barrier.

Other benefits include smoothing wrinkles and minimizing redness.

The cherry on top? 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.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Loved

Ceramide NS is a type of Ceramide. Ceramides are intercellular lipids naturally found in our skin that bonds dead skin cells together to create a barrier. They are known for their ability to hold water and thus are a great ingredient for dry skin.

Ceramide NG,Ceramide NS,1,3-Hexadecanediol, 2-Hexadecanamide,Palmitoyl-C16-Dihydrosphingosine,1-Stearoyl-C18-Sphingosine

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What it does:
Community Rating: Disliked

Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer (let's call it AAVC for short) is a synthetically created polymer. It's used as a film-forming agent and used to thicken the consistency of products.

AAVC is able to increase the consistency and viscosity of products due to its large molecule size. It also prevents ingredients from separating.

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What it does: Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Liked

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant and emollient, meaning it attracts 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. It has slight antimicrobial properties.

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What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Pentylene glycol is typically used within a product to thicken it. It also adds a smooth, soft, and moisturizing feel to the product. It is naturally found in plants such as sugar beets.

The hydrophilic trait of Pentylene Glycol makes it a humectant. As a humectant, Pentylene Glycol helps draw moisture from the air to your skin. This can help keep your skin hydrated.

This property also makes Pentylene Glycol a great texture enhancer. It can help thicken or emulsify a product. Emulsifiers help stabilize a product. It does this by preventing certain ingredients from separating.

Pentylene Glycol also acts as a mild preservative and helps to keep a product microbe-free.

Some people may experience mild eye and skin irritation from Pentylene Glycol. We always recommend speaking with a professional about using this ingredient in your routine.

Pentylene Glycol has a low molecular weight and is part of the 1,2-glycol family.

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What it does: Emulsifying, Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming, Skin Conditioning
Community Rating: Disliked

Xanthan gum is used as a stabilizer and thickener within cosmetic products. It helps give products a sticky, thick feeling - preventing them from being too runny.

On the technical side of things, xanthan gum is a polysaccharide - a combination consisting of multiple sugar molecules bonded together.

Xanthan gum is a pretty common and great ingredient. It is a natural, non-toxic, non-irritating ingredient that is also commonly used in food products.

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Embed Ingredients

Here's what our community thinks of the 9 ingredients in this product ✨

56% are loved or liked
11% have mixed ratings
22% are disliked or very disliked
11% have no rating yet

When to use

We've created a guide with info on when you should use SVR Sensifine Dermo-Nettoyant. We've also included some recommended products to use it with, as well as some routine inspiration!

Read our guide on when to use Sensifine Dermo-Nettoyant ->
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Reviews

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3.8 /5
from 4 ratings
Great Value (2) Hydrating (2) No Scent (2) Works Well (2) Heavy (1) Light (1)
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laura_vilaca

6 months ago Β· Normal Skin
Review

Beaware of pH
I used this cleanser for a couple of years and used to love it because the ingredients were wonderful. Then, my skin became really...

Beaware of pH
I used this cleanser for a couple of years and used to love it because the ingredients were wonderful. Then, my skin became really dry and rough, and I found that this cleanser has a ph of 9, which is well above the skin's healthy pH. A good cleanser should be between 4.5-5.5 (better to be slightly acidic). Because the SVR cleanser's pH is so alkaline, it dries out the skin and does not perform as it should. Thought me that INCI is not all that matters when it comes to skincare!

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nja

3 months ago Β· Sensitive Skin
Review

I bought this cleanser because I needed an FA safe cleanser that would be EXTREMELY gentle, because I was just starting to use tret+clindamycin...

I bought this cleanser because I needed an FA safe cleanser that would be EXTREMELY gentle, because I was just starting to use tret+clindamycin prescription. After using it, there's no "clean" feeling, it actually creates quite a thick film on the skin to prevent moisture loss. I enjoyed that a lot, because my skin was really upset at the time. I love the value, the size of it is huge. It really is a very gentle formula with few ingredients and not much room for irritation. A couple of things to be aware of:

1) INCI here is wrong: there's no Ceramide Ns in this product, instead there's 1,2-hexanediol, which acts as a preservative and a humectant.
2) I wrote to SVR about the pH value because of the other reviewer (that claimed the pH was 9) and SVR wrote it's 6.2-6.8, so just on the acidic side. This is a French brand with a long tradition and EU is known for strict cosmetic regulations. A product described as "for sensitive, intolerant and polyallergic skin" would never come close to stores if it had a pH value of 9.

All in all it's a perfect cleanser for when the skin is extremely sensitive. I give it one star less just because it's not my everyday cleanser anymore (too heavy for everyday once my skin settled into tret) and because I'd actually prefer if there were ceramides in it like it says on here, since it's also one of the reasons I bought it.