SheaMoisture - African Black Soap Problem Skin Toner

SheaMoisture African Black Soap Problem Skin Toner

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • Anti-blemish
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • salicylic acid
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • glycerin
  • hamamelis virginiana extract
  • +2 more
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33 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"African Black Soap helps clarify oil, blemish-prone skin."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Tamarind Extract is a natural astringent that helps exfoliate and brighten skin."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain effective exfoliating ingredients. It might be able to deliver physical exfoliation, that is scrub off some of the dead cells on the surface of the skin. We do not recommend physical exfoliation, because it is not uniform (some bits of skin can get exfoliated too much while others not at all). It can also traumatize the skin and aggrevate acne and other skin conditions.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Sofi Tucker was our Grandmother and SheaMoisture is her legacy."
WIMJ summary

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

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).

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%
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
6.6% - 10%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
3.9% - 5.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.7% - 4.1%
A plant extract that might contain salicylic acid
2% - 3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
1.5% - 2.3%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
1.1% - 1.6%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Used for skin exfoliation. It has an anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial effect, helps to unclog pores, prevent blemishes and speed up healing of the existing ones. Sometimes referred to as a BHA (beta-hydroxy acid)
0.4% - 0.9%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.3% - 0.75%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together and helps preserve the product formulation
0.15% - 0.65%

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