Kiehl's Scented Lip Balm #1

Scented Lip Balm #1
8.3
/ 10
Moisturizing
6.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
10.0 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Intensely moisturizing. Kiehl's Scented Lip Balm #1 has a moisturizing rating of 8.3 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather occlusive. It has a high Humectancy of 6.6 out of 10 and a maximum Occlusivity of 10 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 Kiehl's Scented Lip Balm #1 is rich in antioxidants. One of the many benefits of antioxidant ingredients is that they are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

Ingredients

Ratings

Est. % Ingredient Origin Functions
50
22
11
6
4
3
2
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
0.3
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0.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 6.6 10 6.6
4
2
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 142.0 20 10.0
50.0 x 2
22.0
11.0
6.0
3.0
Moisturizing rating 8.3
All humectants
6.6
Pentylene Glycol
4
Caprylyl Glycol
2
Allantoin
0.3
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
142.0
Petrolatum
50.0 x 2
Squalane
22.0
Lanolin
11.0
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
6.0
Tocopherol
3.0
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
8.3
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
50 x 2
22
11
6
3
All occlusives 142.0 20 10.0
All occlusives
142.0
Petrolatum
50.0 x 2
Squalane
22.0
Lanolin
11.0
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
6.0
Tocopherol
3.0
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
4
2
0.3
0.3
All humectants 6.6 10 6.6
All humectants
6.6
Pentylene Glycol
4
Caprylyl Glycol
2
Allantoin
0.3
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
6
3
0.3
0.3
All antioxidants 9.6 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
9.6
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
6
Tocopherol
3
Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
0.3
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Petrolatum
Est. %50
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.
Squalane
Est. %22
Function
Origin
An occlusive moisturizing and emollient compound that forms part of the skin’s sebum. The main source of squalane had always been shark liver. Now, however, it is manufactured synthetically or derived from plant oils, such as olive and peanut oil.
Lanolin
Est. %11
Function
Origin
A yellow, waxy substance obtained from sheep wool. It is one of the best emollients and emulsifiers due to its unique composition, able to relieve dry skin and repair the lipid barrier.
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A fatty emollient and occlusive moisturizing oil obtained from wheat germ. It mainly consists of linoleic, oleic, and palmitic acids followed by antioxidant vitamin E, phytosterols, and fatty alcohols.
Pentylene Glycol
Est. %4
Function
Origin
A naturally or synthetically derived preservative that exhibits effective antifungal and antibacterial traits. It also acts as a booster for more traditional preservatives. Pentylene glycol can also serve as a moisturizing humectant and solvent.
Tocopherol
Est. %3
Function
Origin
Simply another name for vitamin E. Tocopherol is a fantastic ingredient and especially beneficial for dry and inflamed skin. It has occlusive moisturizing, emollient, antioxidant, and photoprotective properties.
Caprylyl Glycol
Est. %2
Function
Origin
An emollient that improves product spreadability and offers a silky feel on the skin. It also acts as a preservative booster that improves the efficacy of other preservatives. According to the manufacturer, it is also a humectant moisturizer.
Allantoin
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fluffy, white powder that acts as a humectant due to its water-loving chemistry and as an exfoliant that helps to remove dead skin cells. It has also been shown to be very soothing to irritated and inflamed skin.
Amyl Cinnamal
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A naturally-occuring and synthetically produced component of some fragrances. It smells of jasmine and slightly spicy. It is a known fragrance allergen, but not expected to be irritating when used below recommended limits.
Benzyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient that is supplied as a clear, colorless liquid. Its main function is as a flavoring agent and fragrance. It also acts as a broad-spectrum preservative, solvent, and viscosity-controlling agent that thins the product.
Benzyl Benzoate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrance ingredient with a fruity and woody scent. It is considered an allergen according to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), which means that care must be taken when determining usage levels in skincare products.
Linalool
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant, volatile compound naturally present in many essential oils. It has a pleasant scent and is often used in skincare products as a fragrance. People with sensitive skin should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Derived from Aloe vera leaves, this moisturizing humectant, soothing, and antioxidant extract is commonly used in products targeting eczema, sunburn, or dermatitis. It soothes the skin and reduces the signs of inflammation and sensitivity.
Limonene
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
One of the most used fragrances in skincare products. It is produced from the peels of citrus fruits and has a fresh, pleasant, citrusy smell. People who are sensitive to citrus should try to avoid it, or at least do a patch test before using it.
Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
An antioxidant that protects vulnerable ingredients from the damage caused by ultraviolet radiation, which can also lead to the generation of damaging free radical species.
Anise Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.