Dr. Hauschka - Body Care Sage Purifying Bath Essence

Dr. Hauschka Body Care Sage Purifying Bath Essence

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  • Moisturizing
  • glycerin
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
75 /100

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What does the product description say?
"Sulphated Castor Oil, Glycerin, Parfum (natural essential oil), Salvia Officinalis Oil, Limonene (natural essential oil), Linalool (natural essential oil), Geraniol (natural essential oil), Citronellol (natural essential oil), Citral (natural essential oil), Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil."
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
does not have skin benefit
salvia officinalis oil
does not have skin benefit
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
26% - 40%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5.3% - 7.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
4.4% - 6.6%
3.1% - 4.7%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
1.7% - 2.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
1.3% - 2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.9% - 1.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.5% - 1.2%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.4% - 0.95%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.15% - 0.55%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.3% - 0.75%

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