Aquaphor - Unscented Aquaphor Healing Ointment

Aquaphor Unscented Aquaphor Healing Ointment

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • panthenol
  • petrolatum
  • bisabolol
  • glycerin
  • +2 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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"The barrier also keeps in skin's own moisture to create an ideal healing environment."
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.

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: paraffinum liquidum, petrolatum.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol, paraffinum liquidum, petrolatum

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lanolin alcohol
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
41%
Declared
Mineral oil. One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
23% - 35%
8.7% - 13.1%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
3.5% - 5.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
3% - 4.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2% - 3%
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
0.9% - 1.3%

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