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British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter

British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter
8.3

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

10.0Humectancy6.6Occlusivity

Rich

In Antioxidants

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Intensely moisturizing. The Body Shop British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter has a moisturizing rating of 8.3 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? Rather humectant. It has a maximum Humectancy of 10.0 out of 10 and a high Occlusivity of 6.6 out of 10.

What else is good about it? The Body Shop British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are believed to reduce the oxidative stress caused by free radicals, thus preventing accelerated skin aging.

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

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
60
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
11
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
6
Glycine Soja (Soybean) OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Antioxidant,Emollient,Fragrance
4
Cetearyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
3.5
Ethylhexyl PalmitateBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
Myristyl MyristateBotanical,SyntheticMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
2.5
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
2
C12-15 Alkyl BenzoateSyntheticEmollient,Antimicrobial,Formula Helper
1.5
Glyceryl StearateBotanical,SyntheticEmollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
1.3
PEG-100 StearateSyntheticCleansing,Formula Helper
1
Bertholletia Excelsa Seed OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient
0.3
FragranceBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFragrance

Ingredients explained

Score

60

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

11

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

6

Function

Moisturizing (occlusive), Antioxidant, Emollient, Fragrance

Origin

Botanical

An occlusive moisturizing oil expressed from soybeans. It does not leave an oily feeling on the skin due to its low content of saturated fatty acids. Glycine soja oil contains emollient fatty acids and a significant amount of antioxidants.
Score

4

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

3.5

Function

Emollient, Fragrance, Solvent

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic,Animal

A rich emollient without the oily after-feel, making it a popular replacement for mineral oil. It is derived from natural sources such as palm oil and palm kernel oil. Ethylhexyl palmitate is listed as a common comedogenic ingredient by acne.org.

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