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men-u Buddy Shave Crème Tube

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Enriched with moisturising ingredients, the cream can be used with or without a shaving brush and allows a closer shave with less resistance, less irritation, fewer nicks and a longer lasting blade."
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, peg-8.

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, palmitic acid.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
myristic acid
Has skin benefit
peg-8
Has skin benefit
potassium hydroxide
does not have skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
8.2% - 10%
Helps oil and water mix together. Could be comedogenic
4.3% - 5.3%
Used to create a nice product consistency
3.1% - 3.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3.1%
2.1% - 2.6%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
1.7% - 2.1%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
1.5% - 1.8%
A cleansing agent (SLS). It can be irritating
1.5% - 1.9%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.75% - 1.1%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.65% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.9%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.6% - 0.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.8%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps water and oil mix together. Has anti-bacterial properties that might be helpful in preventing blemishes
0.6% - 0.95%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.45% - 0.7%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.45% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.4% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.45% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen
0.00075% - 0.0015%
Helps regulate pH level of products
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen in cosmetics
0.00075% - 0.0015%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%

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