ASEA Hydrating Cream- Ingredient Breakdown

Here we are at long last!
The fourth and final product in the ASEA AdvancedRenu Skincare line!
If you haven’t checked out my other posts on the previous products, they are here:
Foaming Cleanser, Balancing Toner, and Glow Serum.

It really has been interesting to look at all these ingredients, considering reading labels and ingredient safety has become a priority for me and my family.
To have an understanding of what each one is (especially the ones with the scary names) and why there are used is absolutely empowering!

Here we go.

Powered By Redox Skincare

So let’s just do a quick recap on why these products are AMAZING and what Powered by Redox, means: ASEA’s Powered by Redox formulas leverage the same redox principles our proprietary cell signaling technology is built on. However, instead of creating new redox molecules we specifically select pre-existing ingredients that
support your skin’s natural redox homeostasis—leaving you with hydrated, nourished, ageless, better-than-ever skin.

Helping our bodies to function better on a cellular level, and look like a million bucks doing it, is part of the fun here.

RENU Advanced® Hydrating Cream

Get skin that looks positively ageless with Powered by Redox ingredients meant to hydrate and nurture from deep within your skin’s outermost layer. Double down on your skin’s health with deep hydration that helps improve your overall appearance and results in firmer, more youthful-looking skin. Start to see benefits today and
beauty that pays off even bigger tomorrow.
• Improves the visible signs of wrinkles and sagging skin.
• Supports and balances the natural skin microbiome to promote
surface skin cell turnover for youthful-looking skin.
• Helps to reduce the feeling of skin sensitivity and enhances the
appearance of healthy skin.
• Helps reduce the appearance of your dark spots for radiant skin.

Ingredients List

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Annona Cherimola Fruit Extract, Lactococcus Ferment Lysate, Pentylene Glycol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Olivate, Jojoba Esters, Niacinamide, Glyceryl Stearate, Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein, Dimethicone, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Unsaponifiables,
Squalane, Hydroxyacetophenone, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract, Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium PCA, Alteromonas Ferment Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2, Phenoxyethanol, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Oleate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate
Crosspolymer, Linoleic Acid, Phospholipids, Xanthan Gum, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Lactate, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Dextran.

Aqua/Water/Eau can’t beat some water.

Glycerin is a natural compound derived from vegetable oils or animal fats, but I will note that this product is free from any animal-based ingredients, so this glycerin is from a vegetable source. Glycerin is a humectant, a type of moisturizing agent that pulls water into the outer layer of your skin from deeper levels of your skin and the air.
It may also help provide protection against various skin irritants, in addition to helping speed up the wound-healing process. It replenishes and restores skin so that the natural moisture barrier is strengthened and revitalized.
This is pretty basic, and unlike propylene glycol, is safe.

Cetearyl Alcohol is a white, waxy mixture of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, both fatty alcohols. They’re found in animals and plants, like coconut and palm oil. They can also be made in a laboratory. It helps to create smoother creams, thicker lotions, and more stable foam products.

Annona Cherimola Fruit Extract or “custard apple” is a green, cone-shaped tropical fruit with scaly skin and creamy, sweet flesh. This ingredient aids skin cells in fighting oxidative stress. It is a calming adaptogenic extract that helps establish healthy skin homeostasis, reducing inflammation, redness, and sensitivity.

Lactococcus Ferment Lysate is a fairly new probiotic ingredient that is obtained from the Gram-positive bacteria, Lactococcus lactis. It has been shown to positively influence both the speed and quality of epidermal growth which results in better barrier function and overall skin quality.

Pentylene Glycol is a synthetic, low molecular weight solvent and skin-conditioning agent. A multi-functional, silky smooth feeling helper ingredient that is used as an emulsion stabilizer, solvent, and a broad spectrum antimicrobial.
This ingredient is lab-derived, however, it is actually naturally occurring in some plants, such as sugar beets and corn cobs.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is a compound that combines fatty acids from natural oils, such as coconut oil, with glycerin. This ingredient has natural origins, but goes through a hefty processing and refining process. It is used as a solvent, dispersing agent, emollient for skin softening, and contains antioxidants.

Ethylhexyl Olivate is the natural ester of skin-conditioning fatty acids derived from olive oil. It can have an occlusive effect on the skin, but that does not mean the skin is suffocating; rather, the occlusive nature helps keep vital hydrating substances in the skin from escaping, such as can occur in a dry environment.

Jojoba Esters are made from jojoba oil and/or hydrogenated jojoba oil via interesterification(which is a process that rearranges the fatty acids of a fat product).  They provide superior stability, provide non-greasy emolliency, and are readily absorbed into the skin. 

Niacinamide is a form of vitimin B3. It helps build cells in the skin while also protecting them from environmental stresses, such as sunlight, pollution, and toxins. This ingredient is also shown to reduce dark spots, reduce pore size, and leave the skin glowing. Skincare at a cellular level!

Glyceryl Stearate is a super common, waxy, white, solid stuff that helps water and oil to mix together, gives the body to creams and leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth. It is bio-degradable and is considered a “green” ingredient

Potassium Olivoyl Hydrolyzed Oat Protein is a potassium salt of the condensation product of coconut acid chloride and Hydrolyzed Oat Protein.  Due to the hydrolyzed protein fraction and the beta-glucan content, it might act as functional ingredient, leading to skin benefits as moisturization, emollient, soothing and protective effects.

Dimethicone is a silicon-based polymer used as a lubricant and conditioning agent. This is used in small amounts in order to not have a potential for skin irritant.

Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Unsaponifiables is olive oil! Not only in the kitchen, it is a valuable raw material, which has an antioxidative effect and is very kind to the skin.

Squalane is a lipid produced naturally by your own skin cells. This lipid has been stabilized using a hydrogenation process, which keeps it from spoiling, and makes it more skin-friendly!

Hydroxyacetophenone is a synthetic antioxidant and skin-conditioning ingredient. This ingredient also boosts the preservatives used within the product, so there can be less used, resulting in less skin irritation!

Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Fruit Extract is literally watermelon extract. Melons are a rich source of antioxidants, including lycopene.

Lens Esculenta (Lentil) Fruit Extract is again, just what it sounds like. I love the diverse plant/fruit extracts here. Lentil extract is known to be a source of amino acids that could prove to be beneficial for skin and contains vitamin B5.

Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil is amazing! Coconut oil for everything, hah. This ingredient helps to create a smooth texture and provides beneficial fatty acids for our skin.

Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols are plant-based alcohols found in soya, which has a beneficial effect on dry skin. As they form a layer on the skin in such a manner that does not let moisture evaporate and thus preserves inherent moisture. Glycine soja is another name for Soy.

Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract is what it sounds like. Let’s keep this short and sweet. Apples are great for the skin, this extract provides anti-aging and skin-smoothing benefits. It is high in antioxidants to protect your skin from free radicals and help it maintain youthful elasticity for longer.

Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate is a powerful Vitamin C that protects against free radicals and UV exposure.

Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Leaf Extract is more plant medicine! It softens and soothes the skin, overall helping with skin conditioning. Jojoba oil is used as a replacement for whale oil and its derivatives.

Sodium Hyaluronate is an ingredient that’s extracted from Hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a substance that naturally occurs in your body, including your skin and joint fluid. This ingredient has a low molecular weight, allowing it to pass into the lower layers of skin and improve the skin’s hydration at a deeper level.


Sodium PCA is a derivative of naturally occurring amino acid proline; it is used as a conditioning agent.

Alteromonas Ferment Extract Alteromonas is found in deep areas of seawater. It has water-binding properties for the skin and is reportedly a good soothing ingredient. There is preliminary information indicating that this ingredient also contributes to repairing the skin’s surface! Look at ASEA using sea plants, hah.

Crithmum Maritimum Extract is an extract of the plant, Crithmum maritimum, otherwise known as Sea Fennel. It energizes and rejuvenates your skin while other benefits include unclogging pores, boosting collagen, reducing fine lines, and speeding up cell turnover, this ingredient enables your skin to regain its youth.

Trifluoroacetyl Tripeptide-2 is an amino-acid peptide that supports skin elasticity
and firmness, and improves the appearance of wrinkles and skin-sagging.

Phenoxyethanol is used as a preservative in cosmetic products and also as a stabilizer in perfumes and soaps. The amount of this ingredient within the product is well within the safe range, under 0.5%. This ingredient can be known to cause skin irritation and is not suggested to be ingested, however for these effects to occur, the dosage would have to be much higher.
This ingredient limits the potential growth of any bacteria in the product.

Butylene Glycol is a small organic alcohol used as a solvent and conditioning agent. This ingredient keeps the other ingredients in cosmetics spread out and in their desired state for use. While it’s a type of alcohol, it doesn’t typically irritate or dry out skin, and is actually used for those with dry skin.

Glyceryl Oleate is composed of glycerin and oleic acid, a naturally occurring fatty acid. This ingredient is another softening emollient and it can increase skin hydration, relieve dryness, and refresh the skin’s surface.

Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer is a synthetic ingredient used to enhance the texture and perceived feel of many types of skincare and hair care products. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review has deemed it safe as it is currently used in cosmetics; in fact, even in concentrations as high as 30%, it was not found to be an irritant. However, there are not any companies that use such a high percentage.

Linoleic Acid or Vitamin F, provides moisture and “plumpness” without weighing down the skin; it fortifies and protects the skin’s barrier, thereby helping to fend off UV rays and air pollutants such as smoke, both of which cause free radical activity that can result in wrinkles and signs of aging.

Phospholipids are major membrane lipids that consist of lipid bilayers. This basic cellular structure acts as a barrier to protect the cell against various environmental insults and more importantly, enables multiple cellular processes to occur in subcellular compartments.

Xanthan Gum is a good ‘ol thickener and stabilizer.

Ethylhexylglycerin is a glyceryl ether used as a weak preservative and skin conditioning agent. Not a huge fan of this ingredient. I’m going to send an email.

Sodium Lactate is a sodium salt of racemic or inactive lactic acid with alkalinizing and electrolyte-replenishing properties. Helps to keep the product fresh and helps control the acidity levels.

Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate is a vegetable-based chelating agent, which is biodegradable material mainly used for washing or cleaning. This ingredient helps to temporarily reduce the surface tension of water and also boosts the effectiveness of preservatives.

Dextran s a polysaccharide (sugar) that has water-binding properties for the skin, meaning it’s an excellent ingredient for maintaining hydration. Fun fact  Louis Pasteur first discovered dextran in the 1860s as a byproduct of wine fermentation.

Survey Says

I really like this moisturizer.
The packaging is really neat so you just like squeeze/pump it upside down for a perfect pea size amount. Which really is all you need! Little goes a long way here.
It’s not too heavy and feels really nice.

Here’s what the study says:

Final Conclusions

All in all, I am happy with this skincare line and routine. It’s been different trying to remember to use it consistently, but I’m happy with how it feels and looks.

The cleanser is my absolute favorite, I definitely use that daily, and I would have to say the serum would be the one I use the least.
They all work together brilliantly and if you are looking to try a new skincare routine that is not all chemicals and fragrances and icky stuff, I 100% think you should give it a shot.

This company puts a lot into its products to make sure they are actually benefiting you, at a level that is more than surface level, even more than skin deep. Cellular.

Love and vibes,

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