Desert Essence - LIP BALM,TROP FRUIT,SPF30

Desert Essence LIP BALM,TROP FRUIT,SPF30

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • beeswax
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • tocopherol
  • zinc oxide
  • +6 more
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FULFILLED
60 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

WIMJ summary

This product uses a single UV filter (zinc oxide) in a relatively low concentration and might not be able to provide a reliable sun protection.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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WIMJ summary

This product contains tocopherol. This ingredient help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging. The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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LOW
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"Shea Butter, Sweet Almond Oil, Argan Oil and Vitamin E moisturize lips while Zinc Oxide provides SPF 30, broad-spectrum protection from UVA and UVB rays."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: beeswax, butyrospermum parkii butter.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (tocopherol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
parfum
does not have skin benefit
aroma
does not have skin benefit
aloe barbadensis leaf extract
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
10.5%
Declared
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
23% - 34%
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
6.1% - 9.2%
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
5.2% - 7.7%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
3.6% - 5.4%
An emollient that softens the skin
3.2% - 4.7%
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
2.5% - 3.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
2.1% - 3.1%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
1.8% - 2.7%
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
1.4% - 2%
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
1.1% - 1.6%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.85% - 1.3%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.6% - 1.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.5% - 1.2%
A plant extract that adds a sweat taste to products (for example, for lip products). Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant effect
0.45% - 1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.85%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.75%

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