Paula's Choice - Ultra-Rich Soothing Body Butter

Paula's Choice Ultra-Rich Soothing Body Butter

WORKS FOR
  • Exfoliation
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • avena sativa kernel extract
  • panthenol
  • beta-sitosterol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • glycine soja oil
  • mangifera indica seed butter
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • simmondsia chinensis butter
  • squalene
  • tocopherol
  • +16 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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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.

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: salicylic acid.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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"Ultra-Rich Soothing Body Butter"
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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, propylene glycol.

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: butyrospermum parkii butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (squalene) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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LOW
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LOW
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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)
1.25% - 2.5%
Plain old water
12% - 19%
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
5.6% - 8.3%
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
3.6% - 5.4%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
2.3% - 3.5%
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% - 3.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
1.6% - 2.3%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.5% - 2.2%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant effect
1.2% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.1% - 1.7%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.95% - 1.45%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.2%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.5% - 1.15%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.5% - 1.15%
An effective moisturizing and skin barrier repair ingredient. Helps calm down inflammation and has some anti-oxidant properties
0.45% - 1.05%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.45% - 1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.45% - 1%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.35% - 0.85%
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.
0.3% - 0.7%
An oil that is naturally part of skin sebum that helps to soften its upper layer, reduce water loss and neutralize free radicals. It might be comedogenic. Avoid applying large concentrations (or pure oil) before sun exposure as oxidized squalene can clog pores and lead to skin irritation. Today squalene is mostly derived from vegetable oils or synthetized by yeast
0.35% - 0.85%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.15% - 0.7%
A phytosterol that can support skin's barrier function and help the skin stay hydrated
0.2% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.05% - 0.15%

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