Kiehl's Since 1851 Centella Sensitive Cica Balm

Kiehl's Since 1851 - Centella Sensitive Cica Balm
Effectiveness
Efficacy
82 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
LOW

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
82 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Anti-aging
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"After 3 days, this formula helps reduce visible skin redness and dry fine lines."
WIMJ summary

This product contains madecassoside. 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
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Specifically formulated for sensitive skin, Kiehl's Centella Sensitive Cica Balm is a daily cream that protects the skin barrier while intensively moisturizing skin."
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: glycerin, caprylyl glycol.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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

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

This product contains antioxidants (madecassoside) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect

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Irritancy
Effectiveness
LOW
Effectiveness
LOW
Effectiveness
LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants No irritants! No irritants! No irritants!

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