SheaMoisture - Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Braid Up Conditioning Gel

SheaMoisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Braid Up Conditioning Gel

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • tocopherol
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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"Create simple or complex braided hairstyles with the Shea Moisture Jojoba Oil & Ucuuba Butter Braid Up Conditioning Gel ; a super-hydrating, non-greasy formula that work to improve softness, manageability and suppleness of hair to counter breakage and brittleness caused by tugging and tightness of plaits."
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, caprylyl 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, glycine soja oil.

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
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
3.9% - 5.8%
3.5% - 5.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.8% - 2.8%
1.8% - 2.7%
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
1.4% - 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
1.2% - 1.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.95% - 1.45%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.85% - 1.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.55% - 1.3%
Plant extract. Has some anti-microbial and anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
0.45% - 1%
0.35% - 0.85%
A colorant adding orange or bright yellow color
0.3% - 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
0.15% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Rarely causes irritation
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.15%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.01% - 0.1%

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