Le Labo - Face Lotion Basil

Le Labo Face Lotion Basil

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • pyrus malus fruit extract
  • ricinus communis seed oil
  • sodium polyacrylate
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
41 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Then add apple to the mix, and the Le Labo Face Lotion Basil uses antioxidants to protect the skin by neutralising free radicals and encouraging elasticity, which in turn promotes a youthful appearance."
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 - butyrospermum parkii butter - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Apple extract also houses AHAs, allowing the lotion to gently exfoliate without any harsh microbeads, promoting a brighter complexion."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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What does the product description say?
"Add these ingredients to shea butter (which deeply hydrates using fatty acids) and youve got a hydration powerhouse on your hands."
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, butylene 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, dimethicone.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
4.8% - 5.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
3.8% - 4.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.8%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
2.5% - 3%
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.
2% - 2.5%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
1.6% - 2%
Can have some moisturizing properties due to its sugar content
1.3% - 1.6%
A non-drying alcohol that helps stabilize product formulations
1.1% - 1.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.9% - 1.1%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to create a gel-like product texture, as well as to stabilize emulsions
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.3% - 0.55%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to improve stability of the formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
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%
Might help to reduce inflammation in skin, but solid research is lacking
0.2% - 0.35%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.15% - 0.25%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
0.1% - 0.15%

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