Palmers - s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks

Palmers s Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Evens skin tone
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • petrolatum
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • dimethicone
  • elaeis guineensis oil
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed collagen
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
50 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Enriched with new Bio C-Elaste ™, pure Cocoa and Shea Butters and Vitamin E, Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Massage Cream for Stretch Marks has been proven to help improve skin’s elasticity and moisture."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Helps improve skin elasticity and reduce the appearance of stretch marks."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

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What does the product description say?
"Pure Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Natural Oils, Collagen, Elastin and Lutein keep skin moisturised and supple for 48 hours allowing skin to stretch more easily."
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: glycerin, hydrolyzed collagen.

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, petrolatum

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
26% - 39%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4% - 5.9%
4.4% - 6.6%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
3.4% - 5.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.2% - 3.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
1.8% - 2.7%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
1.6% - 2.5%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.4% - 2.1%
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% - 1.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.3%
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
0.5% - 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
0.45% - 1.05%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
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.
0.35% - 0.75%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.4% - 0.9%
A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.9%
0.35% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.35% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.2% - 0.75%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.15% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.15% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.6%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.5%
Can be used to help absorb oil as well as add volume and imporve texture of products.
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation while softening the upper layer of the skin. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
Fragrance with sweet balsamic smell. Help to preserve products and dissolve other ingredients. Could trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.1% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.4%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.1% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%

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