Badger - After-Bug Balm Stick

Badger After-Bug Balm Stick

  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • colloidal oatmeal
  • beeswax
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • ricinus communis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +3 more
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What does the product description say?
"Organic Beeswax, vitamin E-rich Sunflower oil, and essential oils of Seabuckthorn and Lavender nourish and soften skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: beeswax, cocos nucifera oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

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

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This product contains antioxidants (colloidal oatmeal, hippophae rhamnoides fruit extract). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps to restore skin barrier function, soften the upper layer of the skin and calm down inflammation
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
23% - 34%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
6% - 9%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
4.1% - 6.1%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
3.2% - 4.9%
2.6% - 3.8%
2% - 2.9%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
1.3% - 2%
A fragrant plant oil, can be irritating
1.3% - 1.9%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its effectiveness is lacking
0.8% - 1.2%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.5% - 1.15%
0.4% - 0.9%
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
0.2% - 0.7%

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