The Body Shop - Shea Body Butter

The Body Shop Shea Body Butter

WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • beeswax
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cyclomethicone
  • glycerin
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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"Treat your skin to non-stop moisturization with a rich, intensive cream featuring the clean scent of shea."
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: cyclomethicone, 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: beeswax, butyrospermum parkii butter.

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 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
6.5% - 8%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
4.4% - 5.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
3.4% - 4.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.6% - 3.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.2% - 2.7%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
1.8% - 2.3%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.8%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
1.3% - 1.6%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Is unlikely to be helpful in restoring skin barrier function due to the low content of linoleic acid
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.7% - 1.05%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.8%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.3% - 0.5%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
A yellow dye
0.1% - 0.2%

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