Kiehl's - Centella Sensitive Cica-Cream

Kiehl's Centella Sensitive Cica-Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • madecassoside
  • panthenol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • glycerin
  • sesamum indicum seed oil
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
87 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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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
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LOW
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What does the product description say?
"A remedy for skin prone irritation, the cream provides round-the-clock hydration to protect the skin barrier."
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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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
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LOW
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.9% - 6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
4.3% - 5.2%
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
3.4% - 4.2%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
2.8% - 3.4%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
1.9% - 2.3%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.4% - 1.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.75% - 1.1%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.8% - 1.15%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.6% - 0.95%
An antioxidant that is typically derived from plant Centella Asiatica. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin and support skin barrier function. It could, however, itself be irritating. It is often unstable in formulations
0.5% - 0.8%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
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.
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.35%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
0.15% - 0.3%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.1% - 0.25%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.05% - 0.05%

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