L'Occitane

Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm

Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm
8.8

/ 10

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Moisturizing

7.6Humectancy10.0Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Intensely moisturizing. L'Occitane Shea Butter Intensive Hand Balm has a moisturizing rating of 8.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather occlusive. It has a high Humectancy of 7.6 out of 10 and a maximum Occlusivity of 10.0 out of 10.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
50
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
25
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
6
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
4
Coco-Caprylate/CaprateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient
3
Tapioca StarchBotanicalFormula Helper
2.5
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.5
PEG-100 StearateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
1.3
Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer SyntheticFormula Helper
1
Sodium PCABotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (humectant),Formula Helper
0.3
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance
0.3
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper

Ingredients explained

Score

50

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

25

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

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

4

Function

Emollient

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

A naturally-derived emollient ester. It is a blend of caprylates and caprates and, relative to other emollients, is lightweight and dry on the skin. As a result, coco-caprylate/caprate serves as a natural alternative to volatile silicones.
Score

3

Function

Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical

Tapioca starch is used to absorb excess oil and provide slip for dry powder formulations.

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