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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Alcohol-Free Hydration Floid's After Shave Balm is a refreshing alcohol-free aftershave that contains tea tree oil, green tea extract and wheat germ to hydrate and soften the skin."
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: 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: helianthus annuus seed oil, triticum vulgare germ extract.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
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LOW
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How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
4.8% - 7.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.8% - 5.6%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.2% - 3.3%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
1.7% - 2.6%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
1.5% - 2.3%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
1.2% - 1.8%
Plant extract that might have moisturizing properties. Avoid if you suffer from wheat or gluten intolerance
1% - 1.5%
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
0.85% - 1.3%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.55% - 1.25%
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.
0.45% - 1.05%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.35% - 0.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.8%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%

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