SheaMoisture - Body Scrub African Water Mint & Ginger

SheaMoisture Body Scrub African Water Mint & Ginger

WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • glycerin
  • mangifera indica seed butter
  • olea europaea fruit oil
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • sucrose
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • +6 more
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25 /100
IRRITANCY
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What does the product description say?
"This detoxifying sugar scrub, enriched with certified organic Shea Butter, African Water Mint, Activated Charcoal and Ginger and Opuntia Extracts helps dissolve surface impurities, evens skin tone and boosts skin's radiance."
WIMJ summary

Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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"Body Scrub African Water Mint & Ginger"
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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.

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What does the product description say?
"Rejuvenates and refreshes for an invigorating experience."
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, sucrose.

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, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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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
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LOW
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LOW
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
23% - 34%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.8% - 7.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
5% - 7.5%
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
4.2% - 6.3%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
2.8% - 4.2%
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.
2.6% - 3.9%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant effect
1.6% - 2.5%
1.5% - 2.2%
1.2% - 1.9%
0.8% - 1.25%
Can contain potent anti-oxidant compounds (abbreviated ECG, GCG, EGC, and EGCG) that might help protect the skin from free radicals. Can help calm down inflammation and has some anti-bacterial properties. Unfortunately, these antioxidants are unstable and lose their effectiveness very quickly in products. The concentration of the antioxidant compounds in the extract also tends to be low to be effective in topical formulation
0.55% - 1.25%
Benefits for the skin are not clear
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and helps preserve the product formulation
0.4% - 0.95%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.6%
An emollient that can also help water and oil mix together, as well as prevent bacteria growth in products
0.2% - 0.75%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In crystal form, it can work as a gentle exfoliant, gentler than the salt scrub. Helps stabilize the emulsion
0.1% - 0.45%

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