Obagi C C-Balancing Toner FX

Obagi - C C-Balancing Toner FX
Effectiveness
Efficacy
80 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

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Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
80 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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What does the product description say?
"Aloe Vera completes the calming cocktail, striving to keep skin moisturised and comfortable."
WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": sodium pca, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

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

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

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating

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