Anne Semonin - Botanical Conditioner

Anne Semonin Botanical Conditioner

  • Moisturizing
  • urea
  • allantoin
  • cetearyl alcohol
100 /100
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"Shea Moisture Manuka Honey & Yogurt Hydrate & Repair Multi-Action Leave-In Conditioner 237ml £10."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": urea.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
meets threshold
meets threshold
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants


Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
5.5% - 8.2%
3.9% - 5.8%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
2.7% - 4.1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. There seem to be an increasing number of cases of allergic reactions to it
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
1% - 1.5%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.5% - 1.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.4% - 0.95%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.4% - 0.9%
0.35% - 0.8%
0.2% - 0.75%
A plant extract that is added for its fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.6%
A plant extract that has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.1% - 0.5%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.5%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.05% - 0.25%
A colorant
0.05% - 0.15%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.15%

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