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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Nubian Heritage uses Madagascan Lemongrass and Aboriginal Tea Tree Oil in a moisturizing shea butter soap to help clear oily and trouble skin."
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: 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: butyrospermum parkii butter.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
sodium palmate
Has skin benefit
parfum
does not have skin benefit
sea salt
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Works as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
25% - 38%
8.8% - 13.2%
Plain old water
4.7% - 7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 4.7%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
2% - 3%
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
2.2% - 3.4%
Helps stabilize product formulations
1.5% - 2.2%
1.2% - 1.8%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.95% - 1.45%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.85% - 1.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.45% - 1.05%
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
0.55% - 1.35%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.4% - 0.9%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.15% - 0.7%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.35%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.3%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.05% - 0.1%

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