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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss"
From product name
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, cera microcristallina.

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: linoleic acid, petrolatum

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

The following ingredient (ingredients) in this product might be helpful, but there is no evidence to confirm that it actually works: stearyl glycyrrhetinate.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used to create a thicker product consistency
22% - 34%
3.8% - 5.7%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
4.6% - 6.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from its surface
3.6% - 5.4%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
2.4% - 3.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.9% - 2.8%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss from its surface and create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2.5%
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.
1.1% - 1.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.95% - 1.4%
0.8% - 1.2%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
0.55% - 1.25%
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
0.5% - 1.15%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Avoid if you are sensitive to gluten
0.45% - 1%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.8%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.35% - 0.85%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.3% - 0.75%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.4% - 0.9%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.35% - 0.8%
A fatty acid derived from licorice. Works as an emollient and can help calm down inflammation
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.6%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.2% - 0.8%
A red colorant
0.15% - 0.55%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.55%
A yellow dye
0.15% - 0.55%
A red colorant
0.15% - 0.5%
A yellow dye
0.15% - 0.5%
A red colorant
0.1% - 0.5%
A red (pink) dye
0.1% - 0.45%
Carmine. A colorant. Can be an allergen
0.1% - 0.4%
A red colorant
0.1% - 0.4%
A red colorant
0.1% - 0.3%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.1% - 0.45%
A red colorant
0.05% - 0.2%
A colorant
0.05% - 0.15%
A colorant (dye)
0.05% - 0.1%
A yellow dye
0.01% - 0.05%
A colorant
0.01% - 0.05%

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