ShiKai - Borage Therapy Dry Skin Lotion

ShiKai Borage Therapy Dry Skin Lotion

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • sodium ascorbyl phosphate
  • borago officinalis seed oil
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • carthamus tinctorius seed oil
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • ergothioneine
  • glycerin
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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"Borage Therapy Dry Skin Lotion"
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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, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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: dimethicone, simmondsia chinensis seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
9.4% - 11.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
5.1% - 6.2%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and might help calm down inflammation
3.8% - 4.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
3.1% - 3.7%
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% - 3.2%
A plant oil that is effective in reducing irritation in skin, restore the barrier function and support its hydration
2.2% - 2.7%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.8% - 2.3%
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.
1.2% - 1.5%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
1% - 1.3%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.7%
Can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Preliminary studies show that it can be more effective than coenzyme Q10 but studies on effective concentration for topical applications are lacking
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%

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