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Product summary

Judging from the ingredient list, "Andalou Naturals - Sensitive 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil" works well for improving skin hydration To work well, any moisturizer needs to include a combination of water-binding and emollient ingredients. Andalou Naturals - Sensitive 1000 Roses Moroccan Beauty Oil ticks this box. Sodium hyaluronate in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Isosorbide dicaprylate, argania spinosa kernel oil, rosa canina fruit oil, vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil and helianthus annuus seed oil in this product help decrease the water evoporation from the skin, so that it stays hydrated for longer. These ingredients also soften the skin and take away the feeling of tightness and dryness.

Irritation risk

We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "Andalou Naturals" is cruelty free and so is its parent company.

Price

The product retails for 20.99$ in the United States.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"A sensory experience, this silky, lightweight beauty oil, with alpine rose stem cells, delivers dermal vitality to soothe and nourish sensitive skin as argan and pomegranate oils, rich in tannins and polyphenols, uplift tone and deeply moisturize for a flawless looking complexion."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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: sodium hyaluronate.

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: helianthus annuus seed oil, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: isosorbide dicaprylate

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains tocopherol. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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LOW
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (tocopherol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

The following ingredients - vaccinium macrocarpon seed oil also can have an antioxidant effect, but there is less evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
22% - 33%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
5.1% - 7.6%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
4.6% - 6.8%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
3.9% - 5.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.1% - 4.6%
A plant oil that can help neutralize free radicals, soften the upper layer of the skin, and support skin's barrier function
2.2% - 3.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2.5%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
1.4% - 2.1%
A plant oil that might somewhat help to neutralize free radicals. It could be irritating
1.1% - 1.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Oil of a very fragrant pink rose used as fragrance in cosmetics. Extensive research has shown it has mixed benefits. In the pro column, inhaling this flower’s scent seems to have relaxing properties and the plant’s petals contain skin-soothing and antioxidant compounds that can benefit skin. On the flipside, the numerous chemicals that create this rose’s distinctive fragrance pose a risk of causing skin aggravation.
0.85% - 1.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.25%
0.5% - 1.2%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.45% - 1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Early studies suggest that it can help strengthen the skin barrier
0.45% - 1.05%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.2% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.6%
Oil of a very fragrant pink rose used as fragrance in cosmetics. Extensive research has shown it has mixed benefits. In the pro column, inhaling this flower’s scent seems to have relaxing properties and the plant’s petals contain skin-soothing and antioxidant compounds that can benefit skin. On the flipside, the numerous chemicals that create this rose’s distinctive fragrance pose a risk of causing skin aggravation.
0.1% - 0.45%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.1% - 0.35%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%

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