Curlsmith - Hold Me Softly Style Balm

Curlsmith Hold Me Softly Style Balm

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • prunus armeniaca kernel oil
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Infused with Apricot Kernel, the formula softens brittle strands, replenishing moisture levels to lock in long-lasting hydration."
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: glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf extract.

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: cocos nucifera oil, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
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A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
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An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
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Helps oil and water mix together and used to stabilize product formulations
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A plant oil that contains limonoids. Might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be irritating
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Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
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An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
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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
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An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
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Used as a frangrance. Can be irritating. Might have some anti-bacterial properties
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An emollient that helps soften the skin
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A plant extract that might be able to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, soften it and have some antioxidant effect, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
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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
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A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
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Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
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A preservative
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Stabilizes the product formulation
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A preservative
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A preservative
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A preservative
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A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
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A fragrance. Can be irritating
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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