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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Cotton Smooth Moisturiser"
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WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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, butylene glycol.

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: dimethicone, cetearyl alcohol.

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

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
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
5.6% - 8.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
3.2% - 4.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 3.9%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
2.1% - 3.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.5% - 2.3%
1.4% - 2.1%
1.2% - 1.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1% - 1.6%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.5% - 1.2%
0.45% - 1%
Helps protect the ingredients in the formulation against UV light
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps improve the product texture
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
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.
0.2% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.15% - 0.5%
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
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A red dye
0.05% - 0.15%
A yellow dye
0.05% - 0.1%

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