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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"A luxurious, rich hand balm specially created to soften and moisturise rough, dry hands."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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, dimethicone.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.7% - 5.7%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
4.2% - 5.1%
A synthetic triglyceride. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.2% - 3.9%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.5% - 3%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
2.1% - 2.6%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
1.7% - 2.1%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
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
1.3% - 1.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
1% - 1.2%
0.65% - 1%
A grain extract that helps to create a thicker product consistency. It might have some anti-oxidant properties and help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.65% - 0.95%
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
An alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), but is mostly used to stabilize product formulations in cosmetics
0.45% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
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)
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.05% - 0.15%

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