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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • chondrus crispus
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus extract
  • laminaria digitata extract
  • macadamia ternifolia seed oil
  • propolis extract
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains vitis vinifera seed extract. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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LOW
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"Be Aftershave Balm hydrates and soothes post-shave skin without drying alcohol."
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, 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: butyrospermum parkii butter, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
5.8% - 7.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 4.9%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
3.2% - 3.9%
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.
2.4% - 3%
A non-drying alcohol that helps stabilize product formulations
1.9% - 2.3%
Plant oil from nuts that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Contains a high concentration of oleic acid that can weaken skin's barrier function and increase water-loss while enhancing penetration of other ingredients
1.7% - 2%
1.4% - 1.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.95% - 1.15%
Seaweed extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but good research is lacking at the moment
0.7% - 1%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.55% - 0.85%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.5% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. It contains a compound salicin that can theoretically be converted into salicylic acid that, in turn, helps reduce inflammation in skin, but the evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking and the extract is usually not used in a concentration that would enable an exfoliating effect
0.3% - 0.5%
Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to dissolve other ingredients and to improve smell of products. It could be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
0.2% - 0.35%
Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
0.2% - 0.4%
A complex substance produced by honey bees. Can have anti-bacterial and some anti-oxidant effect. Is an allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.2%
0.1% - 0.2%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
0.05% - 0.1%

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