MAC - Lip Conditioner Balm

MAC Lip Conditioner Balm

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • petrolatum
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cholesterol
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • persea gratissima oil unsaponifiables
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • ricinus communis seed oil
  • silica
  • squalane
  • stearyl glycyrrhetinate
  • tocopherol
  • triticum vulgare germ oil
  • +10 more
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100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains retinyl palmitate. 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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LOW
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"The emollient-based formula drenches lips in moisture and nourishment, gliding on smoothly and absorbing quickly to deliver an invisible finish."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: butyrospermum parkii butter, ricinus communis seed oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

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

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (tocopherol) 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
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
22% - 33%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
5% - 7.5%
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
4.7% - 7%
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
3.6% - 5.4%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
2.7% - 4.1%
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.
1.9% - 2.9%
An emollient that is naturally found in skin
1.6% - 2.4%
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
1.4% - 2.2%
An emollient that softens the skin
1% - 1.5%
A good emoillient. Contains vitamin E which can help neutralise free radicals, however the oil is unstable. Avoid if you have gluten or wheat sensitivity (including food allergies).
0.85% - 1.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.2%
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
0.45% - 1.1%
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.
0.45% - 1%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.5% - 1.2%
0.15% - 0.6%
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
0.3% - 0.7%
A fatty acid derived from licorice. Works as an emollient and can help calm down inflammation
0.1% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.2%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.25%
A yellow dye
0.01% - 0.1%
0.01% - 0.05%

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