Balance Me - Combination Congested Skin Serum

Balance Me Combination Congested Skin Serum

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • chondrus crispus
  • glycerin
  • oryza sativa bran oil
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"(¹) natural pure essential oils, (²) naturally occurring in essential oils, (³) certified organic ingredient."
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 extract.

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: oryza sativa bran oil, aloe barbadensis leaf extract.

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
4.5% - 6.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.5% - 5.3%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Is unlikely to be helpful in restoring skin barrier function due to the low content of linoleic acid
2.7% - 4.1%
2% - 3.1%
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
1.8% - 2.7%
1.4% - 2.1%
1.2% - 1.7%
A fragrant plant oil, can be irritating
1% - 1.5%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.8% - 1.2%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.5% - 1.1%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.4% - 0.95%
An essential oil that is used as a fragrance and can be irritating. It might have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.4% - 0.9%
Used as a fragrance
0.4% - 0.9%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.8%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.35% - 0.75%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.01% - 0.05%

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