Palmers - s Cocoa Butter Formula Anti-Aging Smoothing Lotion

Palmers s Cocoa Butter Formula Anti-Aging Smoothing Lotion

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WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-aging
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • salicylic acid
  • acer saccharum sap extract
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • dimethicone
  • isopropyl myristate
  • molasses extract
  • myristyl myristate
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
93 /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: salicylic acid. This ingredient is used for treating acne and can have a noticeable effect.

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"s Cocoa Butter Formula Anti-Aging Smoothing Lotion"
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WIMJ summary

This product contains lactic acid. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

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What does the product description say?
"Fast absorbing, Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Skin Smoothing Lotion also helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and evens skin tone."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: lactic acid, salicylic acid

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.

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"A unique blend of pure Cocoa Butter, Alpha & Beta Hydroxy Acids, Vitamin E and Shea Butter that exfoliates dry dead skin cells and uncovers healthier looking skin whilst providing deep moisturisation for a soft and smooth feel."
WIMJ summary

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: lactic acid, salicylic acid.

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HIGH
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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: acer saccharum sap extract, lactic acid.

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: cocos nucifera oil, dimethicone.

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
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
lactic acid
Has skin benefit
ceteareth-20
Has skin benefit
salicylic acid
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
6.6% - 8.1%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
4.2% - 5.1%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.9% - 3.5%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
2.5% - 3%
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
2% - 2.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.7% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
1.5% - 1.8%
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
1.3% - 1.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
1% - 1.2%
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
0.75% - 1.1%
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.55% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.8%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.7%
0.55% - 0.8%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have a weak skin-lightening effect, but solid research is missing
0.4% - 0.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient. Is not recommended for acne-prone skin as it can be comedogenic
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen
0.00075% - 0.0015%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
A yellow dye
0.15% - 0.25%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC

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