Palmer's - Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Cream

Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Cream

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinol
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • canola oil
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • isopropyl myristate
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • zea mays oil
  • +5 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce breakouts and clogged pores because it contains the following ingredient: retinol. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains retinol.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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LOW
does not meet threshold
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This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: retinol.

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: retinol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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"Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Cream"
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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, isopropyl myristate.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

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
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HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (retinol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
propylene glycol
Has skin benefit
ceteareth-20
Has skin benefit
retinol
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
5.3% - 6.4%
One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
4.6% - 5.6%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
3% - 3.6%
2.2% - 2.7%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.8% - 2.2%
1.7% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.6% - 1.9%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
1.4% - 1.7%
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
1.2% - 1.5%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
0.95% - 1.2%
Two steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, retinol is proven to be effective against all signs of aging. It improves skin cell turnover, helps fight blemishes and clogged pores, can regulate excess oil production and even skin tone. It can, however, be quite irritating
0.65% - 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.
0.65% - 1%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C, it is more stable and can penetrate the skin better than L-Ascorbic acid. It is effective in protecting the skin from free radicals, as well as evening the skin tone, but is less effective in stimulating collagen production compared to L-Ascorbic acid.
0.6% - 0.95%
0.6% - 0.85%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.6% - 0.85%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.55% - 0.85%
0.55% - 0.8%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that contains small percentage of AHAs. Is unlikely to have any skin benefit due the small concentration of the active compounds
0.5% - 0.7%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.45% - 0.7%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.5% - 0.75%
A cleansing agent (SLS). It can be irritating
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps stabilize and preserve a product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative. Is more irritating than many other preservatives available
0.3% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.4% - 0.65%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.3% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.1% - 0.25%

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