Burt's Bees - Complete Nourishment Facial Oil

Burt's Bees Complete Nourishment Facial Oil

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • canola oil
  • glycine soja oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • triticum vulgare germ oil
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
66 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with Burts Bees Facial Oil."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - camellia sinensis leaf extract - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient camellia sinensis leaf extract might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Follow with your favorite moisturizer."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: helianthus annuus seed oil, simmondsia chinensis seed 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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
25% - 37%
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.
6.1% - 9.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
4.5% - 6.7%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence is lacking
3.4% - 5.2%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
2.7% - 4%
A good emoillient. Contains vitamin E which can help neutralise free radicals, however the oil is unstable. Avoid if you have gluten or wheat sensitivity (including food allergies).
2.1% - 3.1%
1.4% - 2.1%
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
1.1% - 1.6%
A plant oil that might have an antibacterial and some antioxidant effect. Is a common allergen and irritant
1% - 1.5%
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
0.85% - 1.25%
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
0.55% - 1.25%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.35% - 0.85%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.35% - 0.8%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.2% - 0.7%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.1% - 0.35%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.05% - 0.2%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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