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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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What does the product description say?
"Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Bar Soap This hydrating bar soap is specially formulated with Manuka Honey creates a moisturizing barrier to hydrate skin."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, honey.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
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Promise Can it deliver?
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 75/100.

Potential irritants


Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps water and oil mix together
25% - 38%
Works as a cleansing agent. Helps water and oil mix together
8.9% - 13.4%
Plain old water
4.6% - 6.8%
3.6% - 5.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 3.9%
Works as a cleansing agent
2% - 3.1%
The ingredient is not recognized
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
1.4% - 2.1%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
1.4% - 2.1%
1.1% - 1.7%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.55% - 1.3%
The ingredient is not recognized
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can contain volalite oils and be irritating
0.45% - 1%
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the skin and might have some anti-bacterial properties. Can be an allergen
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps stabilize the product
0.05% - 0.3%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.35%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.1% - 0.35%

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