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Product summary

"UNPA - Bubi Bubi Lip Ampule" is a well-rounded moisturizing product. The formulation is based on a combination of good humectants and emollients. Both are needed to increase the skin hydration level. Humectants in this product (hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate and butylene glycol) help to increase the water content in the upper layer of the skin. (These ingredients do so by "capturing" water molecules from the outside air or from within the deeper layers of the skin). Ceramide np, astrocaryum murumuru seed butter, orbignya oleifera seed oil, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2 and caprylic/capric triglyceride in this product help decrease the water evoporation from the skin, so that it stays hydrated for longer. These ingredients also soften the skin and take away the feeling of tightness and dryness.

Ingredient callouts

  • As a plus, this moisturizer also contains ceramides (ceramide np 0.35% - 0.80%). Ceramides are a type of lipids that our skin produces itself. They are a building block of the skin's barrier. Ceramides used in skincare are synthetic or extracted from plants. They work well for softening the skin surface and "patch holes" in the skin's barrier.

Irritation risk

There are some common irritants in this product, including ingredients that do not have benefits for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of it to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails at around 7.25$ in the United States.

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Can the product deliver on its promises?

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"The perfect pair to Bubi Bubi’s Lip scrub, the Lip Ampule is a nourishing lip balm that replenishes dry, chapped lips, rejuvenating them to keep your pout smooth and plump."
WIMJ summary for exfoliation

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.

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"It’s formulated with 3 kinds of hyaluronic acid and ceramide to attract moisture to and strengthen the skin, preventing chapped lips as you go about your day."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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: hyaluronic acid, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid.

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: bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, caprylic/capric triglyceride.

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

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Moisturizing
Exfoliation
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 50/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Used to improve the product consistency and soften the upper layer of the skin
22% - 33%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce water loss from its surface
5.5% - 8.2%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
4.8% - 7.1%
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
4% - 6%
2.7% - 4.1%
A plant oil that can help soften the upper layer of the skin. Might be helpful in calming down inflammation in skin
2.2% - 3.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.7% - 2.6%
1.7% - 2.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.1% - 1.7%
A mineral that is used to improve the texture of cosmetic products
0.95% - 1.4%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.55% - 1.25%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
0.5% - 1.15%
0.45% - 1.05%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.35% - 0.8%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.9%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.35% - 0.8%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
0.35% - 0.8%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
0.35% - 0.75%
Plain old water
0.15% - 0.6%
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
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. Naturally present in skin. Typically has large molecule size unless advertised otherwise on the product label. Helps support skin's barrier function and may help to reduce inflammation
0.1% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin. A version of it is naturally present in skin
0.1% - 0.45%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Could be comedogenic due to the myrisic acid content
0.15% - 0.6%

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