L'Occitane - Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap

L'Occitane Shea Butter Extra Gentle Soap

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +1 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Rich in softening and protective shea butter, this soap's foamy lather gently cleanses the skin, while preserving its natural moisture balance."
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.

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, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

This product contains antioxidants (butyrospermum parkii butter). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
sodium palmate
Has skin benefit
parfum
does not have skin benefit
sea salt
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Works as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
26% - 38%
Plain old water
12% - 18%
4.2% - 6.3%
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
3.5% - 5.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.7% - 2.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.7% - 2.5%
1.3% - 1.9%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.9% - 1.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.55% - 1.25%
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
0.4% - 0.95%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps stabilize the product
0.05% - 0.2%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin. Is a likely irritant
0.01% - 0.1%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.3%

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