REVOLUTION SKINCARE Cica Multi Use Balm
- butyrospermum parkii butter
- centella asiatica extract
- +2 more
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This product contains centella asiatica extract. 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.
PromiseWhat does the product description say?
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.
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, behenyl alcohol.
This product contains antioxidants (centella asiatica extract) 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.
Ingredients by volume
Plain old water
|40% - 60%|
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
|4.1% - 6.2%|
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
|3.7% - 5.5%|
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
|2.8% - 4.2%|
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
|2.1% - 3.2%|
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
|1.7% - 2.5%|
Used to create a thicker product consistency
|1.3% - 1.9%|
|1.2% - 1.8%|
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.
|0.85% - 1.25%|
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
|0.6% - 1.35%|
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
|0.45% - 1.05%|
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
|0.35% - 0.8%|
Helps oil and water mix together while softening the upper layer of the skin
|0.35% - 0.85%|
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
|0.3% - 0.75%|
Helps oil and water mix together
|0.15% - 0.7%|
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.
|0.15% - 0.55%|
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
|0.15% - 0.5%|
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
|0.1% - 0.3%|
|0.05% - 0.25%|
Stabilizes the product formulation
|0.05% - 0.2%|
|0.05% - 0.2%|
|0.05% - 0.15%|
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
|0.01% - 0.1%|
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