The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter

Moringa Body Butter
6.8
/ 10
Moisturizing
4.6 Humectancy icon Humectancy
8.9 Occlusivity icon Occlusivity
Rich
In Antioxidants
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Overview

How moisturizing is this?

Highly moisturizing. The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter has a moisturizing rating of 6.8 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive?

Rather occlusive. It has a moderate Humectancy of 4.6 out of 10 and a very high Occlusivity of 8.9 out of 10.

What else is good about it?

 The Body Shop Moringa Body Butter 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
60
11
6
4
3.5
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2.5
2
1.5
1.3
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Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Raiting
Humectancy All humectants 4.6 10 4.6
4
0.3
0.3
Occlusivity All occlusives 17.7 20 8.9
11.0
2.0
1.5
1.3
1.0
0.3
0.3
0.3
Moisturizing rating 6.8
All humectants
4.6
Glycerin
4
Honey
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
All occlusives
17.7
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
11.0
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
2.0
Lanolin Alcohol
1.5
Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil
1.3
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil
1.0
Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil
0.3
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Moisturizing rating
6.8
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Occlusivity
11
2
1.5
1.3
1
0.3
0.3
0.3
All occlusives 17.7 20 8.9
All occlusives
17.7
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter
11.0
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
2.0
Lanolin Alcohol
1.5
Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil
1.3
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil
1.0
Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil
0.3
Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter
0.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
20
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Humectancy
4
0.3
0.3
All humectants 4.6 10 4.6
All humectants
4.6
Glycerin
4
Honey
0.3
Caprylyl Glycol
0.3
Benchmark
10
Ingredient Est. % Benchmark Rich in Antioxidants
2
1.3
0.3
All antioxidants 3.6 3 Rich in antioxidants
All antioxidants
3.6
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
2
Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil
1.3
Tocopherol
0.3
Benchmark
3.0

Ingredients explained

Water
Est. %60
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. %11
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.
Cyclopentasiloxane
Est. %6
Function
Origin
A lightweight, fast-spreading emollient that leaves a very soft and silky after-feel on the skin. Supplied as a clear and colorless liquid, cyclopentasiloxane is often used as a solvent to dissolve other silicones in.
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.
Glyceryl Stearate
Est. %3.5
Function
Origin
An emollient and emulsifier typically derived from vegetable sources through a chemical reaction with glycerin. It provides stability, texture, and consistency to formulations. Its main function is to allow oil and water to mix.
PEG-100 Stearate
Est. %3
Function
Origin
This surfactant is more specifically classified as an emulsifier that produces oil-in-water emulsions. PEG-100 stearate can also be used as a cleansing agent.
Cetearyl Alcohol
Est. %2.5
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.
Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil
Est. %2
Function
Origin
An emollient and occlusive moisturizing oil derived from grape seeds that are leftover after juicing or wine production. It contains linoleic, oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids, squalene, as well as phytosterols and various antioxidant compounds.
Lanolin Alcohol
Est. %1.5
Function
Origin
An emollient and occlusive moisturizing mixture of fatty alcohols obtained from lanolin, a substance from sheep wool. It is also used as a formula helper.
Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil
Est. %1.3
Function
Origin
An oil obtained from the seeds of Moringa oleifera, a fast-growing bush native to Northern India and the sub-Himalayan regions. It contains mainly oleic acid, as well as many additional anti-inflammatory compounds and high levels of vitamin E.
Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil
Est. %1
Function
Origin
An emollient fatty oil expressed from sesame seeds. It is made up majorly of unsaturated fatty acids, linoleic acid (up to 45%), and oleic acid (up to 38%). Sesame oil is an occlusive moisturizer that is rich in antioxidant compounds.
Butylphenyl Methylpropional
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic fragrance ingredient used to recreate the scent of lilies, this ingredient also features fresh, green, and powdery notes. Butylphenyl Methylpropional was recently labeled as Toxic to Reproduction in the EU and will be banned in 2022.
Benzyl Salicylate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrance ingredient with a sweet, floral, and slightly balsamic scent. It is one of the twenty-six fragrances that are considered allergens according to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), and so its use is restricted.
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.
Yellow 5 (CI 19140)
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A bright yellow colorant that is often also listed as FD&C Yellow 5.
Disodium EDTA
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic chelator that helps to maintain the look and smell of a product by 'locking up' troublesome metal ions.
Geraniol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant, volatile, plant-based, liquid chemical that can be naturally found in many essential oils (specifically rose, palmarosa, citronella). It has a rose-like scent. It is a potential irritant and may cause an allergic reaction in some people.
Hydroxycitronellal
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant compound with a scent reminiscent of lilies and sweet tropical melon. It can be found in many different essential oils (such as palmarosa, ylang-ylang, and lemongrass essential oil) but is manufactured synthetically from citronellal.
Isoeugenol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A fragrant compound found in ylang-ylang essential oil that has a vanilla-like, creamy, and sweet aroma.
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.
Phenethyl Alcohol
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A multifunctional ingredient that primarily serves as a preservative. Derived from the Chinese cinnamon tree, it provides broad-spectrum protection for skincare products through its antimicrobial efficacy.
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.
Hexyl Cinnamal
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A synthetic scent ingredient that produces a jasmine-like fragrance. According to the International Fragrance Association (IFRA), hexyl cinnamal is a skin sensitizer and allergen and so its use in skincare should be limited.
Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
Myristamidopropyl PG-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
Description is coming soon
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.
Caprylyl Glycol
Est. %0.3
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.
Tocopherol
Est. %0.3
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.
Xanthan Gum
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A natural multi-functional ingredient that originates from fermented sugars. Xanthan gum acts as a viscosity-building agent to thicken skincare products. It is also an excellent stabilizer and works well to hold other ingredients together.
Honey
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin
A supersaturated solution of sugars, proteins, vitamins, minerals, and bioactive compounds. It is used in skincare for its antimicrobial, emollient, moisturizing, and soothing properties.
Fragrance
Est. %0.3
Function
Origin