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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • petrolatum
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • myristyl myristate
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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"Surprisingly Soft & Light Nivea Soft Cream is a surprisingly light-textured moisturizer that gives your skin a revitalizing refreshing feeling."
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, butylene glycol.

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, myristyl myristate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: paraffinum liquidum

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation while softening the upper layer of the skin. Can be irritating
4.9% - 7.4%
Mineral oil. One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
3.7% - 5.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.7% - 4%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
2% - 3.1%
Produces temporary toning effect. Can help dissolve other ingredients or preserve products
1.7% - 2.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.5% - 2.3%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
1.4% - 2%
An emollient. Is not recommended for acne-prone skin as it can be comedogenic
1.2% - 1.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.9% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together while creating a nice finish on the skin
0.55% - 1.25%
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
0.5% - 1.1%
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%
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.
0.35% - 0.85%
0.35% - 0.8%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps create a thicker or gel-like product texture. It is not a surfactant but can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
0.15% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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