Tatcha - Plum Blossom Camellia Lip Balm

Tatcha Plum Blossom Camellia Lip Balm

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  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • algae extract
  • camellia sinensis leaf extract
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • inositol
  • oryza sativa germ oil
  • squalane
  • stearyl glycyrrhetinate
  • titanium dioxide
  • +6 more
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"It is deeply nourishing thanks to superbly moisturizing, antioxidant-rich Camellia oil — an excellent source of Vitamins A, B, D, and E and Omegas 3, 6, and 9."
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: algae extract, glycerin.

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, squalane.

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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.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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.
25% - 38%
Helps create a nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin
5.8% - 8.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
3.4% - 5.1%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
3.1% - 4.6%
2.2% - 3.3%
A plant oil that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help restore skin's barrier function. Might have an anti-oxidant effect
2% - 3.1%
1.6% - 2.5%
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
1.2% - 1.9%
Plant extract that helps the skin to attract water and make it more smooth for touch. Also shows promise of anti-aging properties, but research is not extensive yet
1.2% - 1.8%
An anti-oxidant that helps stabilize product formulations. Might help neutralise free radicals in skin
0.85% - 1.25%
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.45% - 1.05%
A fatty acid derived from licorice. Works as an emollient and can help calm down inflammation
0.4% - 0.9%
Plain old water
0.35% - 0.85%
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
0.4% - 0.95%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
0.4% - 0.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.75%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.15% - 0.55%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.2% - 0.75%
Carmine. A colorant. Can be an allergen
0.1% - 0.45%
0.1% - 0.4%
A blue pigment
0.1% - 0.3%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.05% - 0.25%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.05% - 0.2%

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