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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Designed to help relive instances of very dry, itchy or scaly skin areas, the intensive 10% Urea cream is enriched with both Urea and Lactate to enhance the skin's ability to bind and retain moisture."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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

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).

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

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
isopropyl palmitate
Has skin benefit
sodium lactate
Has skin benefit
alcohol
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
10%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Prevents water loss from the skin surface and thickens the product consistency
7.9% - 11.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
4.2% - 6.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
2.7% - 4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
1.9% - 2.8%
Used to create a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.6%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.35%

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