SheaMoisture - Papaya & Vitamin C Brighter Days Ahead Lip Balm

SheaMoisture Papaya & Vitamin C Brighter Days Ahead Lip Balm

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FULFILLED
37 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
Key ingredients
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • copernicia cerifera cera
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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"SheaMoisture's Papaya & Vitamin C Brighter Days Ahead Lip Balm, with a potent blend of papaya, vitamin C and yuzu lemon, helps to soften and restore as it delivers hydration."
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?
"SheaMoisture's Papaya & Vitamin C Brighter Days Ahead Lip Balm, with a potent blend of papaya, vitamin C and yuzu lemon, helps to soften and restore as it delivers hydration."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: butyrospermum parkii butter, cocos nucifera oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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This product contains antioxidants (tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin

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