Sunescape - Exfoliating Body Polish
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Exfoliation
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • lactic acid
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • chondrus crispus
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • glycerin
  • macadamia integrifolia seed oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis oil
  • saccharum officinarum extract
  • tocopherol
  • +8 more
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37 /100
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Formula review

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What does the product description say?
"Exfoliating Body Polish"
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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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"AHA Fruit Blend, Pineapple Enzymes and Eco Beads slough away build-up of dead skin cells, while skin conditioning ingredients Coconut Milk, Avocado, Macadamia Nut, Sweet Almond Oils and Vitamin E soften and smooth the skin leaving it beautifully polished, hydrated and replenished, ready for tanning!"
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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, cocos nucifera oil.

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%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.3% - 6.5%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
4% - 6%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
2.7% - 4.1%
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
2% - 3%
1.7% - 2.6%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.4% - 2%
1% - 1.6%
Helps water and oil mix together. Used as a cleansing ingredient. Could be an allergen
1.3% - 1.9%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.45% - 1.05%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.4% - 0.95%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.6%
A fruit extract that might help to attract water to the upper layer of the skin, but there is no evidence for any other benefits to the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
0.15% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
0.2% - 0.7%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but research on its efficacy in skin is lacking
0.1% - 0.45%
Sugar extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.4%
A plant extract that is used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and lead to photosensitivity
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.4%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.1% - 0.4%
Red algae extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and create a nicer product consistency
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.05% - 0.25%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.05% - 0.15%

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