Hand Chemistry - Heel Chemistry

Hand Chemistry Heel Chemistry

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • alanine
  • betaine
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • proline
  • serine
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • tocopherol
  • tremella fuciformis sporocarp extract
  • +10 more
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FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains serine. 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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Unlike regular heel creams that remove dead skin, the Heel Hydration Complex focuses on repairing and restoring the skin to avoid the traditional hard skin cycle."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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"The Heel Hydration Complex is formulated to treat extreme dryness and restore the skin’s properties without acids, peeling or urea."
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: alanine, betaine.

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, glycine soja oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (tremella fuciformis sporocarp extract). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
7.3% - 8.9%
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
5% - 6.1%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.6% - 3.2%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
2.2% - 2.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.9% - 2.3%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.6% - 2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.5% - 1.9%
Mushroom extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.4%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
1.2% - 1.4%
0.75% - 1.1%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.85%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.8%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.45% - 0.7%
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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