SkinCeuticals - Hydra Balm

SkinCeuticals Hydra Balm

  • Moisturizing
  • petrolatum
  • bisabolol
  • isopropyl myristate
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • rosa canina fruit oil
  • squalane
  • +3 more
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WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: squalane, isopropyl myristate.

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: petrolatum

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
22% - 33%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
7% - 10.5%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
4.8% - 7.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
3.6% - 5.4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
2.2% - 3.3%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
1.1% - 1.7%
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.
0.55% - 1.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.45% - 1.1%
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
0.5% - 1.1%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps preserve product formulations and can mask the smell of other ingredients in a product
0.1% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.01% - 0.1%

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