The Skin House Marine Active Serum
- serum that contains ceramides and hyaluronic acid.
- it doesn't contain any common allergens, parabens, silicones or sulfates.
- it does contain harsh alcohols, fragrances and oils.
- it is reef safe.
- it is not fungal acne (malassezia) safe.
This product was submitted by hyggeday on October 17, 2020
Ingredient List (41)
Water • Sodium Hyaluronate • Glycerin • Butylene Glycol • Betaine • 1,2-Hexanediol • Alcohol • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract • Ppg-26-Buteth-26 • Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil • Ceramide NP • Hydrogenated Lecithin • Propylene Glycol • Sea Water • Honey • Pearl Extract • Xanthan Gum • Arginine • Carbomer • Glyceryl Polyacrylate • Glyceryl Polyacrylate • Pvp • Styrene • Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract • Solanum Lycopersicum Fruit Extract • Lilium Tigrinum Extract • Nelumbo Nucifera Seed Extract • Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract • Hydrolyzed Collagen • Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract • Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract • Ecklonia Cava Extract • Hizikia Fusiforme Extract • Codium Tomentosum Extract • Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract • Leontopodium Alpinum Extract • Buddleja Davidii Extract • Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract • Camellia Sinensis Callus Culture Extract • Ethylhexylglycerin • ParfumJump to Ingredients Explained
Here's a breakdown of the benefits, notable ingredients, and drawbacks that we found with The Skin House's Marine Active Serum.
Notable Ingredients (2)
The Skin House Marine Active Serum Ingredients Explained
This product contains 41 ingredients. Click on any ingredient to learn more about it
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!
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.
An organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic compound that has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. It acts a humectant in skincare products, meaning it helps skin retain moisture by pulling moisture from the air.
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.
Betaine is a common humectant (a substance that promotes retention of moisture). It's known to be gentle on the skin and can help balance hydration.
Betaine is created naturally by the skin and body, and the form found within cosmetic products can be either plant-dervied or synthetic.
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.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract is an extract of the leaves of the aloe, Aloe barbadensis, Liliaceae.
Aloe contains the antioxidants Vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins neutralize free radicals.
It also contains sugars in the form of monosaccharides and polysaccharides, folic acid, choline, many common minerals such as calcium, 12 anthraquinones, fatty acids, amino acids, and Vitamin B12.
Aloe is known to be anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antiseptic, healing, and protect against UV rays.
Read more here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2763764/
We don't have a description for Ppg-26-Buteth-26.
Ceramide NP is one 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.
We don't have a description for Hydrogenated Lecithin.
An odorless, colorless liquid used as a humectant, meaning it helps skin retain moisture.
Within a product, it helps deliver actives and also protects it from melting or freezing.
Propylene Glycol is considered an organic alcohol and commonly added into both cosmetics and foods.
We don't have a description for Sea Water.
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.
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.
We don't have a description for Carbomer.
We don't have a description for Glyceryl Methacrylate.
We don't have a description for Glyceryl Polyacrylate.
We don't have a description for Pvp.
We don't have a description for Lonicera Japonica Flower Extract.
We don't have a description for Lilium Tigrinum Extract.
We don't have a description for Chrysanthemum Indicum Flower Extract.
We don't have a description for Myrciaria Dubia Fruit Extract.
We don't have a description for Ecklonia Cava Extract.
We don't have a description for Hizikia Fusiforme Extract.
We don't have a description for Codium Tomentosum Extract.
We don't have a description for Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract.
We don't have a description for Leontopodium Alpinum Extract.
We don't have a description for Buddleja Davidii Extract.
We don't have a description for Malva Sylvestris Flower Extract.
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.
Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give aroma to products. In the US, the alternative name for parfum is 'fragrance'.
Parfum, or fragrance, can be a blend of hundreds of chemicals or plant oils. This blend can cause allergies and sensitivities on the skin.
Products use parfum often to give products a scent or cover up smells of different ingredients.