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What does the product description say?
"Infused with Peppermint and enriched with Vitamin E, Mario Badescu's Mint Lip Balm is an ultra-rich balm that moisturizes dry lips with a cooling, comforting blend of botanicals and nutrient-dense butters."
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: polyglycerin-3.

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: beeswax, cera alba.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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meets threshold
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meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
23% - 34%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin and make it easier for oil and water mix together. Recently, a rising number of allergic reactions to cocoglycerides and other coconut-derived surfactants has been reported. As there is a significant overlap between frequent irritants and allergens, we flag this ingredient for attention of those with very sensitive, reactive skin
4% - 6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
4.6% - 6.8%
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
3.9% - 5.9%
2.9% - 4.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
2.1% - 3.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and help soften the upper layer of the skin
1.7% - 2.5%
1.4% - 2.1%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
1.1% - 1.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.8% - 1.2%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function while creating a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 1.05%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.4% - 0.95%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.4% - 1%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.45% - 1%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.3% - 0.7%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.45%
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
0.15% - 0.7%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.15% - 0.5%
0.2% - 0.75%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
Mimosa flower fax. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. It adds a nice smell, but could be irritating
0.15% - 0.7%
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
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to create a gel-like product texture
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.45%
An excellent emollient. Helps soften the skin, restore its barrier function, and can help to calm down inflammation. It can be helpful to prevent blemishes and clogged pores
0.2% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and calm down inflammation
0.2% - 0.7%
Used to increase stability of product formulations
0.1% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%

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