The Body Shop - Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

The Body Shop Seaweed Mattifying Day Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • algae extract
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclomethicone
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed algin
  • hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • serine
  • tocopherol
  • zinc gluconate
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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WIMJ summary

This product contains serine. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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"Essential moisture from The Body Shop's wild-harvested seaweed is delivered to your skin where it needs it most."
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, cyclomethicone.

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, algae extract.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
6.3% - 7.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.1% - 5%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
3.2% - 3.9%
Helps oil and water mix together
2.3% - 2.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
Helps create a gel-like product texture. Can be used in gentle cleansing formulations
1.7% - 2%
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.
1.4% - 1.7%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.2% - 1.5%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1% - 1.3%
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
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.35% - 0.65%
Typically used to stabilize the product formulations. It is a salt of a polyhydroxy acid (PHA) and in larger concentrations, can help shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. It can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might to be helpful against acne and clogged pores. Could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals, but solid research is missing. Due to the zinc content, might help calm down inflammation in skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Derived from brown algae. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative. It can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to gluten
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 1%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
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
0.05% - 0.1%

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