Jack Black - Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 - Grapefruit & Ginger

Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 - Grapefruit & Ginger

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ceramide np
  • lanolin
  • petrolatum
  • beeswax
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • persea gratissima oil
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • +8 more
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66 /100
IRRITANCY
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WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

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Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
cross
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"Vitamin E and green tea extracts neutralize free radicals to prevent the visible signs of aging and UV filters guard against environmental damage."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - camellia sinensis leaf extract - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

This ingredient camellia sinensis leaf extract might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin and help it fight off some of the sun damage.

The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Shea butter and avocado oil soften and hydrate as they promote elasticity and even tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: beeswax, persea gratissima oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
7.5%
Declared
Avobenzone. An organic, or so-called "chemical" UV filter. Protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Needs to be combined with other filters in a formulation to be stable.
3%
Declared
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
40.2%
Declared
Sebum of wool-bearing animals (most commonly sheep). Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce the skin water loss. In rare cases could be an allergen. Not suitable for vegans
13.5%
Declared
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
22% - 33%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
5.6% - 8.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
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
3.4% - 5.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
2.6% - 3.9%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
1.9% - 2.8%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.4% - 2.2%
A preservative
1.1% - 1.6%
0.2% - 0.4%
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
0.55% - 1.3%
Sebum of wool-bearing animals (most commonly sheep). Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce the skin water loss. In rare cases could be an allergen. Not suitable for vegans
13.5%
Declared
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 1%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.7%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.2% - 0.75%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
40.2%
Declared
Helps water and oil mix together. Could be an allergen (beeswax)
0.3% - 0.75%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.35% - 0.85%
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.
0.15% - 0.7%

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