e.l.f. Cosmetics - Essential Lip Kiss Balm

e.l.f. Cosmetics Essential Lip Kiss Balm

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • petrolatum
  • bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2
  • copernicia cerifera cera
  • euphorbia cerifera cera
  • macadamia ternifolia seed oil
  • silica
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • titanium dioxide
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +7 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains retinyl palmitate. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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"Essential Lip Kiss Balm"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

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).

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used to create a thicker product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
TBC
Plant oil from nuts that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Contains a high concentration of oleic acid that can weaken skin's barrier function and increase water-loss while enhancing penetration of other ingredients
TBC
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
TBC
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and thickens the product's texture
TBC
Used to create a thicker product consistency
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Used to thicken the product consistency
TBC
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from its surface
TBC
Brazilian palm wax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
TBC
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
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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.
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A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
TBC
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Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
TBC
Used to add shimmer
TBC
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
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TBC
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
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An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
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Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
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Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
TBC
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
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A red colorant
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A yellow dye
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A red dye
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A red colorant
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A red colorant
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A violet pigment
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