Shea Moisture 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Body Lotion

Shea Moisture - 100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Body Lotion
Effectiveness
Efficacy
80 /100
Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
80 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
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What does the product description say?
"100% Virgin Coconut Oil Daily Hydration Body Lotion"
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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: glycerin, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
HIGH
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf 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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
Effectiveness
LOW
meets threshold
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LOW
meets threshold
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Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Plain old water
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
An emollient that helps soften the skin

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