Join the WIMJ community to get skincare help and use personalized tools
Get a skincare routine that works

Honest. Personalized. Free

We will ask you to log in & agree to our community guidelines.

Price comparison

We receive a small commission for purchases made through these links at no cost for you. Thank you for your support! Learn more

Product summary

Based on the ingredient list, "Odacite - Intensive Therapy • Shea Butter + Citrus Fruit • Hand & Foot Balm" can work well for skin moisturization. To work well, any moisturizer needs to include a combination of water-binding and emollient ingredients. Odacite - Intensive Therapy • Shea Butter + Citrus Fruit • Hand & Foot Balm ticks this box. Galactoarabinan and aloe barbadensis leaf juice in this product (humectants) attract water molecules to the upper layer of the skin (the water comes from the outside air or from the deeper layers of the skin if the air is dry). Emollients in this formulation (ceramide np, helianthus annuus seed oil, cetearyl alcohol, cetyl alcohol and olea europaea fruit oil) help to reduce the moisture loss from the skin. They also soften the skin surface and relieve the feeling of dryness and tightness.

Ingredient callouts

  • Another benefit is that this moisturizer contain ceramides (ceramide np 0.50% - 1.15%). Ceramides are an important part of our natural skin barrier. The ceramides used in skincare are synthetic or come from plants. They help soften the skin and can help "fill the gaps" in the skin barrier, keeping the skin hydrated and resilient for longer.

Irritation risk

There are quite a few common irritants in this product, including ingredients without particular skin benefits. We would not recommend it for sensitive skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "Odacite" is cruelty free and so is its parent company.

Price

The product retails for 47.00$ in the United States.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Alpha Hydroxy AcidsAlpha Hydroxy Acids derived from fruit and sugar help skin stay soft and smooth."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"Alpha Hydroxy AcidsAlpha Hydroxy Acids derived from fruit and sugar help skin stay soft and smooth."
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: galactoarabinan, mel.

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, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 37/100.

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 34%
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
4.3% - 6.4%
4.5% - 6.8%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
3.7% - 5.5%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
2.9% - 4.3%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
2.2% - 3.2%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
1.7% - 2.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.2% - 1.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.95% - 1.4%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.95% - 1.4%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.3%
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
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and attract water to it
0.5% - 1.2%
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
0.5% - 1.2%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Plain old water
0.45% - 1%
0.4% - 0.95%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.35% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.7%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.3% - 0.7%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.65%
0.2% - 0.7%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.35% - 0.85%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.65%
A fragrant plant oil, can be irritating
0.15% - 0.65%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
Can be helpful in reducing inflammation in skin, including inflamed acne. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%

Similar products & dupes

Odacite - Intensive Therapy • Shea Butter + Citrus Fruit • Hand & Foot Balm
Burt's Bees - Moisturising Hand Cream for Very Dry and Sensitive Skin
Skinfix - Eczema+ Hand Repair Cream
Mayrons Goods - Foot Cream
Green People - Body Scent-Free Hand & Body Lotion
Sweet Comb Chicago - Royal Jelly Hand + Body Balm
The Naked Bee - Pomegranate and Honey Hand and Body Lotion
Soap & Paper Factory - Mini Hand Cream- Green Tea
Gatineau - Burt's Bees Ultimate Care Hand Cream
OSEA - Anti-Aging Hand Cream
Dr. Barbara Sturm - Super Anti-Aging Hand Cream
Price
WIMJ similarity score
32%
30%
30%
30%
29%
29%
29%
28%
28%
28%
Key ingredients
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Common:
Other:
Irritancy
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
LOW
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
HIGH
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Potential Irritants
All ingredients
See all similar products

Questions

Scientific Sources