Cowshed - Natural Lip Balm

Cowshed Natural Lip Balm

  • Moisturizing
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja seed extract
75 /100
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"Jojoba oil soothes chapped lips, while Shea and Cocoa Butters deeply moisturise."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf extract.

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%
Used as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
9% - 10.9%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
5.7% - 7%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as a cleansing agent. Creates foam
4.1% - 5%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
2.4% - 2.9%
2% - 2.5%
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% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
1.2% - 1.4%
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
1% - 1.2%
0.7% - 1.05%
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Might be somewhat helpful in evening the skin tone.
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps water and oil mix together and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrant plant oil, can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that, especially when exposed to air, can cause allergic reactions and irritate the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.25% - 0.45%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%

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