Aesop Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
35 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
  • Evens skin tone
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What does the product description say?
"The Macadamia Nut Oil will smooth out your skin, and then the Chamomile and Camellia Nut Oil will calm irritated areas, adding a more even tone."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

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What does the product description say?
"Camellia Nut Facial Hydrating Cream"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: cocos nucifera oil, ricinus communis seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture

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