Elemental Herbology - Moisture Milk Facial Moisturiser

Elemental Herbology Moisture Milk Facial Moisturiser

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • lactic acid
  • benzophenone-4
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • capryloyl glycine
  • copper gluconate
  • glycerin
  • magnesium aspartate
  • malpighia punicifolia fruit extract
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • zinc gluconate
  • +11 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Moisture Milk Facial Moisturiser"
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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, sodium hyaluronate.

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: squalane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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This product contains antioxidants (malpighia punicifolia fruit extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 5.4%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
4.1% - 5%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
3.1% - 3.8%
A plant oil with high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Has anti-bacterial properties and might help neutralize free radicals on the surface of the skin
2.2% - 2.7%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
1.7% - 2.1%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
1.6% - 1.9%
A plant extract. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
1.3% - 1.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
1.1% - 1.3%
A fruit extract that might help neutralize free radicals. The concentrations typically used in cosmetics are too small to have an effect
0.8% - 1.2%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
0.6% - 0.9%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing
0.45% - 0.65%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together, preserve cosmetic products, and attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
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)
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.25% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Sulisobenzone. A UV filter. Is typically used to improve the product stability under exposure to UV light. It is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It can be used is larger concentrations as a sun protection ingredient for the skin, but can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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