Kiehl's - Kiehl's Post Shave Repair Gel

Kiehl's Kiehl's Post Shave Repair Gel

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • arginine
  • centella asiatica extract
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Perfect for people prone to dry skin, as an infusion of squalane works to drench your base in hydration, locking it in for long-lasting softness."
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: arginine, sodium hyaluronate.

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: arginine, squalane.

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
23% - 35%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
11% - 16%
Plain old water
4.3% - 6.5%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
3.7% - 5.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
2.6% - 3.9%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.7% - 2.6%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
1.3% - 2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
1.2% - 1.7%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.9% - 1.4%
A preservative
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.5% - 1.2%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.7%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.35%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%

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