Burt's Bees - Burt's Beesreg; Ultimate Care Hand Cream

Burt's Bees Burt's Beesreg; Ultimate Care Hand Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • acacia decurrens/jojoba/sunflower seed wax polyglyceryl-3 esters
  • adansonia digitata oil
  • arginine
  • beeswax
  • biosaccharide gum-1
  • bisabolol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • cucurbita pepo seed oil
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • hydrogenated castor oil
  • ricinus communis seed oil
  • saccharomyces ferment
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • simmondsia chinensis butter
  • theobroma grandiflorum seed butter
  • tocopherol
  • +20 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Burt's Bees® 100% Natural Origin Moisturising Beeswax Lip Balm Duo"
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: arginine, biosaccharide gum-1.

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: arginine, beeswax.

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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% - 5.4%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
4.1% - 5%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.4% - 3%
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
2.4% - 2.9%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
1.9% - 2.4%
Baobab oil. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
1.2% - 1.4%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.8% - 1.2%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.75% - 1.15%
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
0.6% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might as well help to attract moisture to its upper layer
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
0.45% - 0.7%
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.3% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A fruit extact. Might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.35% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.25% - 0.4%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
A product of yeast fermentation. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and is claimed to provide a longer-lasting hydration because of its ability to create a water-binding film on the surface of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.25% - 0.5%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.25% - 0.4%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.2%

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