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Product summary

"EltaMD - Moisture Rich Body Crème" has a good moisturizing formula. The formulation is based on a combination of good humectants and emollients. Both are needed to increase the skin hydration level. Humectants in this product (anhydroxylitol, glycerin, hyaluronic acid, xylitylglucoside and butylene glycol) help to increase the water content in the upper layer of the skin. (These ingredients do so by "capturing" water molecules from the outside air or from within the deeper layers of the skin). Emollients in this formulation (ceramide np, caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone, squalane and cetyl alcohol) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

Ingredient callouts

  • As a plus, this moisturizer also contains ceramides (ceramide np 0.65% - 0.95%). Ceramides are a type of lipids that our skin produces itself. They are a building block of the skin's barrier. Ceramides used in skincare are synthetic or extracted from plants. They work well for softening the skin surface and "patch holes" in the skin's barrier.

Irritation risk

This moisturizer contains some common irritants, including those without a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails from 10.50$ up to 32.00$ in the United States, for 40.79A$ in Australia and for 15.61£ in the United Kingdom.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"speeds up the healing process while helping skin retain its natural moisture Mango Seed Butter calms inflammation and soothes irritation Niacinamide boosts circulation, lightens discoloration and helps to clear acne Superior sun protection."
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Moisture Rich Body Crème"
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WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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: anhydroxylitol, glycerin.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

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

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product consistency
6.2% - 7.6%
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% - 5%
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
3.3% - 4%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.4% - 2.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
2.1% - 2.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.9%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant effect
1.2% - 1.5%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
1.1% - 1.3%
Is proven to be effective in reducing blemishes, evening out skin tone and helping to improve lines and wrinkles. It helps the skin to repair sun damage, calm down inflammation and keep maintain good levels of moisture. The concentration of about 2% is effective for supporting the skin barrier and evening out the skin tone. Concentration of 4-6% is better for helping with acne and balancing the sebum production
0.7% - 1.05%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.65% - 0.95%
0.55% - 0.85%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.45% - 0.65%
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.
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
0.4% - 0.6%
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to improve the product consistency
0.35% - 0.6%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
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.
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
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%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.3%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.1%

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