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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • beeswax
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • tocopherol
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Containing moisturising Cocoa and Shea Butter, the balm locks in hydration to banish dry patches and discomfort."
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.

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, butyrospermum parkii butter.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
5% - 7.5%
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
3.8% - 5.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
2.6% - 3.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
1.7% - 2.6%
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
1.5% - 2.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.3% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.85% - 1.3%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
0.55% - 1.3%
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
0.4% - 0.95%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.4% - 0.9%
0.3% - 0.75%
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% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.6%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.3%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%

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