Dr. Botanicals - Apothecary Coffee Superfood Renewing Facial Exfoliator

Dr. Botanicals Apothecary Coffee Superfood Renewing Facial Exfoliator

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • chondrus crispus extract
  • crambe abyssinica seed oil
  • echium plantagineum seed oil
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • sucrose
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Apothecary Coffee Superfood Renewing Facial Exfoliator"
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WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"Enriched with natural exfoliant Walnut Shell Powder, the formula gently buffs away dead skin cells whilst Coffee Oil concentrated from the green coffee bean plant delivers a potent dose of antioxidants and fatty acids that helps to nourish, hydrate and protect your complexion."
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, sucrose.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 6.2%
3.7% - 5.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.2% - 3.3%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
2% - 3%
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
1.8% - 2.7%
An emollient that softens the skin
1.5% - 2.2%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
1.3% - 1.9%
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
1.1% - 1.7%
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.2%
A plant oil that because of its high content of alpha-linolenic acid help support skin barrier function and moisturize the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.4% - 0.9%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.35% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.6%
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)
0.15% - 0.5%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.1% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize a product formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to create thicker product consistency and stabilize emulsions
0.1% - 0.35%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create thicker consistency
0.1% - 0.35%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.05% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.1%

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