Jergens

Shea Butter Moisturizer

Shea Butter Moisturizer
7.6

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

5.3Humectancy9.8Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? 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 9.8 out of 10.

  • ALCOHOL-FREE
  • SULFATE-FREE
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
65
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
9
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
6
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
4
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
PetrolatumPetroleumMoisturizing (occlusive),Soothing,Emollient,Formula Helper
2.5
DimethiconeSyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
2
Ethylhexyl IsononanoateSyntheticEmollient
1.5
Ceteareth-20Botanical,SyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
1.3
Hydroxyethyl UreaSynthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant)
1
Octyldodecyl MyristateBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
0.3
Mineral OilPetroleumMoisturizing (occlusive),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
Cetyl EstersBotanical,SyntheticEmollient

Ingredients explained

Score

65

Function

Solvent

Origin

Naturally occurring

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.
Score

9

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Emollient, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical

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.
Score

6

Function

Emollient, Emulsifying, Emulsion stabilizing, Foaming, Opacifying, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

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.
Score

4

Function

Moisturizing (humectant), Soothing, Emollient, Fragrance, Denaturant, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

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.
Score

3

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Soothing, Emollient, Antistatic

Origin

Petroleum

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.

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