Vitaskin - Vitamin C Cleansing Balm

Vitaskin Vitamin C Cleansing Balm

  • Cleansing
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • euphorbia cerifera cera
  • sclerocarya birrea seed oil
  • silica
  • tocopherol
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +5 more
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WIMJ summary

This product works by removing dirt and oil from the surface of the skin. It uses a combination of mild cleansing agents (cetearyl alcohol, polyglyceryl-10 laurate, sorbitan stearate) and should be able to cleanse the skin gently. Still keep in mind that any cleansing can disrupt the skin barrier, and most people do not need to cleanse their skin more than once per day.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
23% - 34%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
8.4% - 12.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
3% - 4.5%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.5% - 5.2%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin. It has a high contetn of oleic acid that might weaken the skin barrier. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. It might be somewhat helpful against hyperpigmentation.
2.5% - 3.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.7% - 2.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and thickens the product's texture
1.5% - 2.3%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.3% - 2%
Used as a fragrance. It can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.85% - 1.25%
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
0.55% - 1.35%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.6% - 1.35%
Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
0.2% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.7%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.05% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.15%

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