NARS Cosmetics - NARS Afterglow Lip Balm

NARS Cosmetics NARS Afterglow Lip Balm

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2
  • cera microcristallina
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • diisostearyl malate
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • lauryl pca
  • silica
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • squalane
  • tocopherol
  • +7 more
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FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Hydrating Formula."
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: lauryl pca.

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, cera microcristallina.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
23% - 34%
8.2% - 12.3%
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.
5% - 7.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from its surface
4.2% - 6.4%
Help improve the product's texture
3% - 4.4%
Used to thicken the product's texture
2.7% - 4%
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
2.3% - 3.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss from its surface and create a thicker product consistency
1.6% - 2.4%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.8%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.95% - 1.4%
Used as a fragrance
0.6% - 1.4%
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.
0.55% - 1.3%
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.
0.6% - 1.4%
0.5% - 1.15%
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
0.5% - 1.15%
0.55% - 1.25%
A type of silicone that helps to create nice product texture and is used as an anti-foaming agent
0.45% - 1.05%
0.45% - 1%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.75%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
0.15% - 0.7%
0.1% - 0.4%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.35%

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