Substances which provide a protective lipid layer to the skin, occlusives help reduce water loss and maintain skin hydration.
Occlusives: Ingredients that slow down the evaporation of water from the skin, and appear in moisturizers, including: beeswax, caprylic/capric triglycerides, cyclomethicone, hydrogenated castor oil, mineral oil, lanolin, petroleum, petrolatum, ...
Occlusive: Occlusive means Impenetrable. Usually refers to an occlusive shield or film that is spread onto the skin to slow or prevent moisture evaporation.
O Occlusives Oxybenzone
P Panthenol Parabens Peptides Petrolatum Phloretin Phthalates Pomegranate
R Restylane Resveratrol Retin-A Retinoids Retinol ...
Also called non-occlusive. Refers to products that do not cause skin breakouts because they do not plug the pores of the skin.
Para-aminobenzoic acid. Found in the vitamin B complex. Used as an ingredient in some sunscreen products.
Occlusion: Lanolin was the first substance to be used in an occlusive system. Its use as a barrier has been known for thousands of years.
Occlusives, which are substances that physically block water loss in the stratum corneum, or layers of the skin, include: Petrolatum (in a minimum concentration of five per cent is the most effective occlusive), followed by lanolin, mineral oil, ...
Description: used as a Skin-Conditioning Agent - Occlusive; also used as a Fragrance Ingredient
Description: also used as a Hair Conditioning Agent & Surfactant - Cleansing Agent ...
Physical blocks like titanium and zinc oxides are often too occlusive, causing serious breakouts after use. Some chemical sunscreens seem to increase inflammation, making red blemishes look twice as bad.
The truth, however, is that products marketed as eye creams are often more occlusive and pore-clogging than regular moisturizers.
Made from cetyl and stearyl alcohol's which together form an occlusive film to keep skin moisture from evaporating. They give hair and skin a velvety feeling.
Cetyl Alcohol ...
Derived from vegetable; humectant, regulates the level of hydration of skin. It forms a moisturizing, non occlusive layer of moisture on the skin.
"Lime and lemon can cause a phototoxic reaction that may result in hyperpigmentation, and cocoa butter is occlusive and comedogenic, so it can cause acne and postinflammatory hyperpigmentation. plus, they don't lighten skin." ...
Triceram cream, a therapeutic moisturizer, will reduce inflammation as well as moisturize without a greasy or occlusive feel. It is much more expensive than traditional moisturizers.
that help alleviate redness and calm irritated skin, are hydrating and provide gentle, skin-renewing exfoliation. We love honey because it's an amazing moisturizer, and because its unique texture has an amazing benefit - it's so thick and occlusive - ...
An important benefit, phospholipids are hygroscopic (attract water from the surrounding air) and hold water where an increased level of hydration is needed. Therefore, phospholipids increase the hydration levels of the skin without being occlusive ...
See also: Skin, Natural, Emollient, Health, Antioxidant