Kerstin Florian - Rejuvenating Moisture Balm

Kerstin Florian Rejuvenating Moisture Balm

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • bisabolol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • copernicia cerifera cera
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • +4 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"For normal, dry and aging skin."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Improving skin hydration and comfort, it will effectively calm and relieve the complexion and hands; its soothing ingredients help to calm redness and irritation, whilst St. John’s Wort clarifies and promotes a more even tone."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Rejuvenating Moisture Balm"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: paraffinum liquidum, cetyl alcohol.

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: paraffinum liquidum

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
4.6% - 6.9%
One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
3.7% - 5.6%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
2.5% - 3.7%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2.5%
Brazilian palm wax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 2.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
1.3% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
1.1% - 1.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
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
0.55% - 1.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
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.
0.35% - 0.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.7%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It can have some anti-bacterial properties, but there are no evidence of a beneficial effect for skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Plant extract. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%
A plant extract that has an anti-bacterial effect
0.05% - 0.25%
0.05% - 0.2%
0.05% - 0.2%

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