Blind Barber - Wild Watermint Gin Shave Cream

Blind Barber Wild Watermint Gin Shave Cream

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  • Moisturizing
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • glycerin
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"Wild Watermint Gin Shave Cream"
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WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, butylene glycol.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Potential irritants


Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
7.6% - 9.3%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
3.9% - 4.7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
2.8% - 3.4%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
2.3% - 2.8%
1.8% - 2.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.7% - 2%
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
1.4% - 1.7%
1.2% - 1.5%
0.9% - 1.1%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen) and create a thicker product consistency
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Berry extract that might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize formulations
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products. Can mask unpleasant smell. Could be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.15%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
0.05% - 0.05%
A yellow dye
0.01% - 0.05%

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