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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Lip Scrub"
From product name
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Loaded with antioxidant-rich extracts including prickly pear to soothe, shea, cocoa and mango butters to bolster lips moisture retention and natural sugars to counteract chapping the natural exfoliants dissolve to leave lips feeling cushion-y plumped and protected."
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: sucrose.

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: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, ricinus communis seed oil.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 37/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used to create a thicker product consistency
22% - 34%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
7.2% - 10.9%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
4.5% - 6.7%
Used to stabilize product formulations and thicken product consistency
3.9% - 5.9%
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
3.2% - 4.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from its surface
2.4% - 3.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2.6%
Used to thicken the product's texture
1.7% - 2.5%
1.1% - 1.7%
Powdered hemp. The concentration of active ingredients in it is unknown and it is unlikely to provide a particular benefit to the skin
0.95% - 1.4%
A plant oil that due to its high linoleic acid content can help strengthen skin's barrier function and soften its upper layer
0.85% - 1.25%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.5% - 1.15%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.5% - 1.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.45% - 1.1%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.4% - 0.9%
0.4% - 0.95%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.45% - 1.05%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.45% - 1%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that adds a sweat taste to products (for example, for lip products). Might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and have some anti-oxidant effect
0.3% - 0.75%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.3% - 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
0.3% - 0.7%
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.
0.2% - 0.75%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.7%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.3% - 0.75%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.35% - 0.75%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.35%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.05% - 0.3%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.2%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.05% - 0.15%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.1%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.01% - 0.1%

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