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Product summary

Judging from the ingredient list, "Löwengrip - Healthy Glow Hand Balm" works well for improving skin hydration To work well, any moisturizer needs to include a combination of water-binding and emollient ingredients. Löwengrip - Healthy Glow Hand Balm ticks this box. Panthenol, glycerin, pantolactone and caprylyl glycol in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). C13-16 isoparaffin, isopropyl myristate, dimethicone, cetearyl alcohol and hydrogenated vegetable oil in this product help decrease the water evoporation from the skin, so that it stays hydrated for longer. These ingredients also soften the skin and take away the feeling of tightness and dryness.

Irritation risk

There are some common irritants in this product, including ingredients that do not have benefits for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails for 15.20$ in the United States, for 19.30CA$ in Canada and for 11.00£ in the United Kingdom.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Enticing the senses with a delicate scent of honeyed musk, the firming moisturizer preserves the skin, helping to prevent premature skin aging."
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

This product contains vitis vinifera seed extract. 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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Wrap dry, hardworking hands in replenishing moisture with Swedish beauty brand Löwengrip ’s Healthy Glow Hand Balm ; a luxurious moisturizer for the hands and nails that absorbs in a flash and offers skin-softening powers to leave your palms, digits and tips super-supple."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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, pantolactone.

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: dimethicone, c13-16 isoparaffin.

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
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) 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
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Anti-aging
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 87/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
laureth-7
Has skin benefit
caprylyl glycol
Has skin benefit
polyacrylamide
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
6.2% - 7.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
4.4% - 5.3%
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 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
2.5% - 3%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2% - 2.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 1.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Is mostly used to dissolve other ingredients. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. It might be comedogenic when used in high concentrations
1% - 1.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.75% - 1.1%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.65% - 1%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
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
0.35% - 0.6%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.25% - 0.45%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.35%
A non-living ingredient made by fermentation with the bacteria Lactobacillus. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help reduce inflammation
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
0.15% - 0.25%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.1% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%

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