Jergens Shea Butter Moisturizer

Shea Butter Moisturizer
7.6
/ 10
Moisturizing
5.3 Humectancy icon Humectancy
9.9 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. Jergens Shea Butter Moisturizer has a moisturizing rating of 7.6 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather occlusive. It has a moderate Humectancy of 5.3 out of 10 and a very high Occlusivity of 9.9 out of 10.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
65
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2.5
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1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 5.3 10 5.3
4
1.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 19.7 20 9.9
9.0
3.0 x 2
2.5
1.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 7.6
All humectants
5.3
Glycerin
4
Hydroxyethyl Urea
1.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
19.7
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
9.0
Petrolatum
3.0 x 2
Dimethicone
2.5
Octyldodecyl Myristate
1.0
Mineral Oil
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
0.3
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
7.6
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
9
3 x 2
2.5
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 19.7 20 9.9
All occlusives
19.7
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
9.0
Petrolatum
3.0 x 2
Dimethicone
2.5
Octyldodecyl Myristate
1.0
Mineral Oil
0.3
Stearic Acid
0.3
Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
0.3
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
4
1.3
All humectants 5.3 10 5.3
All humectants
5.3
Glycerin
4
Hydroxyethyl Urea
1.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
0.3
All antioxidants 0.3 3 No
All antioxidants
0.3
Tocopheryl Acetate
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %65
Function
Origin
The most used ingredient in skincare. Its concentration defines the product texture: rich creams may have about 50% of water while a light jelly about 90%. Water doesn’t moisturize the skin by itself and is used in skincare as a solvent for other ingredients.
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
Est. %9
Function
Origin
A semi-solid, buttery fat extracted from the seeds of the Shea tree that is a wonderful occlusive and emollient ingredient mainly comprised of fatty acids. Shea butter contains a large amount of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds.
Cetearyl Alcohol
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A blend of cetyl alcohol and stearyl alcohol, the fatty alcohols that are derived from palm oil. It helps to create emulsions that give off a soft and silky emollient feel and also increase product thickness.
Glycerin
Est. %4
Function
Origin
The most popular moisturizing ingredient in the world. It is a powerful humectant – cheap yet very effective. Glycerin also has soothing and anti-irritant properties and is considered to be very safe for use.
Petrolatum
Est. %3
Function
Origin
Also known as Vaseline, this is the most powerful occlusive moisturizer and at least twice as effective as other occlusives. This is why we multiply the petrolatum score by 2 when calculating the Occlusivity of the product. Petrolatum is not comedogenic.
Dimethicone
Est. %2.5
Function
Origin
The most common silicone in skincare. It forms a silky, smooth film on the skin’s surface and can help to prevent water loss. It also aids in wound healing and can treat and soften scars. Dimethicone is considered to be very safe for use.
Ethylhexyl Isononanoate
Est. %2
Function
Origin
A synthetic ester (simple oil) that does not feel greasy or heavy. It can also reduce the sticky or greasy feeling of other ingredients.
Ceteareth-20
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
A fatty alcohol emulsifier that helps to mix oil and water together, best for oil-in-water emulsions. It is also a cleansing agent. When combined with cetearyl alcohol, ceteareth-20 forms a mix that, according to acne.org, can be comedogenic.
Hydroxyethyl Urea
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
Hydroxyethyl urea is a synthetic derivative of regular urea (read about it here). This ingredient, similarly to urea, is humectant moisturizing and helps to retain more water to the skin’s surface, leaving it more moisturized. There aren't any studies that analyze the effects of this ingredient in great detail.
Octyldodecyl Myristate
Est. %1
Function
Origin
A luxurious feeling ester that remains light and silky despite its richness.
Caramel
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural ingredient that is derived from the heat treatment of table sugar. Caramel is used in skincare as a natural colorant that can create transparent, dark brown solutions. It also works as a fragrance, where it provides a sweet, sugary scent.
Methylisothiazolinone
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic preservative often paired with methylchloroisothiazolinone. It has been reported to cause some irritation, which is why it is mostly used in wash-off products.
Methylparaben
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that keeps a product unspoiled. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding parabens, although the concentrations found in cosmetic formulations are generally considered to be safe.
Mineral Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as liquid paraffin, it is an amazing moisturizer (the second most occlusive one after Petrolatum). It is also an excellent emollient that fills the micro-cracks on the surface of the skin, making it appear smoother. Mineral oil is considered safe.
Phenoxyethanol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
The most frequently used preservative in skincare. It is a clear, oil-like liquid synthetic substance that protects products from harmful bacteria and yeast, whilst still leaving skin microflora unharmed. It is confirmed by research to be harmless.
Propylparaben
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A preservative that keeps a product unspoiled. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding parabens, although the concentrations found in cosmetic formulations are generally considered to be safe.
Sodium Hydroxide
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An ingredient that is able to bring the pH of a product up, thereby making it less harsh on the skin.
Tocopheryl Acetate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant derivative of tocopherol (vitamin E). It helps to protect cells from free radicals and UV damage through the conversion to active vitamin E in the skin. It is more stable than tocopherol.
Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fat obtained from the kernel of the mango seed. It is a semi-solid, plant-based butter that is used for consumption, and as an emollient and occlusive moisturizer in skincare.
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Also known as cocoa seed butter, it is a popular emollient and occlusive moisturizer. Skincare products with cocoa butter as their main ingredient have a sweet, chocolatey scent. Cocoa butter is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.
Carbomer
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic ingredient with the ability to gel water. When used in emulsions, such as lotions and creams, carbomer can also act as an emulsion stabilizer.
Cetyl Esters
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally-derived (coconut-based) or synthetically produced wax that provides body and soft smooth feel in a product.
Dimethiconol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic dimethicone with rich, non-tacky emolliency. It features the typical sensorial profile of silicones, with high spreadability and a luxurious, oil-free after-feel. Dimethiconol can also serve as an antifoaming agent.
Hydrogenated Polydecene
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A clear, colorless, highly viscous liquid that commonly serves as an emollient. This rich emollient is on the heavier side but provides a smooth sensorial profile upon application.
Stearic Acid
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A saturated fatty acid found in vegetable butter and animal fats. It is an occlusive moisturizing and emollient ingredient and also helps to maintain the barrier function of the skin.
Fragrance
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Under trade secret law, manufacturers have the right not to disclose what exactly went into the fragrance and use the unspecific word Fragrance or Parfum instead. Many fragrances are highly allergenic.