The Body Shop

Strawberry Softening Gel Lotion

Strawberry Softening Gel Lotion
4.9

/ 10

Is it right for me?

Moisturizing

5.6Humectancy4.2Occlusivity

Overview

How moisturizing is it? Quite moisturizing. The Body Shop Strawberry Softening Gel Lotion has a moisturizing rating of 4.9 out of 10.

Is it more humectant or occlusive? This product has relatively comparable levels of Humectancy and Occlusivity: a moderate Humectancy of 5.6 out of 10 and a moderate Occlusivity of 4.2 out of 10.

  • SULFATE-FREE
  • NON-COMEDOGENIC
  • PHTHALATE-FREE
  • ESSENTIAL OIL-FREE

Score
IngredientOriginFunctions
75
WaterNaturally occurringFormula Helper
7.5
Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) ButterBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Formula Helper
5
GlycerinBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalMoisturizing (humectant),Soothing,Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
3
CyclomethiconeSyntheticEmollient,Formula Helper
2
Benzyl AlcoholBotanical,SyntheticFragrance,Preservative,Flavor,Formula Helper
1
FragranceBotanical,Synthetic,AnimalFragrance
1
PhenoxyethanolSyntheticAntimicrobial,Preservative
1
Sodium CarbomerSyntheticFormula Helper
1
Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed OilBotanicalMoisturizing (occlusive),Emollient,Fragrance,Formula Helper
0.3
CarbomerSyntheticFormula Helper
0.3
Fragaria Ananassa (Strawberry) Fruit ExtractBotanical
0.3
Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit ExtractBotanicalAntioxidant,Astringent

Ingredients explained

Score

75

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

7.5

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

5

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

Emollient, Solvent

Origin

Synthetic

A blend of emollient silicones that leaves a smooth and non-greasy after-feel. Unlike other types of oils, it does not leave any residue on the skin, which is part of what makes it so popular.
Score

2

Function

Fragrance, Preservative, Flavor, Solvent, Viscosity controlling

Origin

Botanical,Synthetic

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.

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