Ahava - Beauty Before Age Uplift Day Cream

Ahava Beauty Before Age Uplift Day Cream

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-38
  • allantoin
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cyclomethicone
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • kaolin
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • myristyl myristate
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • silica
  • tocopherol
  • trehalose
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
75 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

This product can be considered "reef safe" because it does not contain the UV filters (oxybenzone and octinoxate) that can be harmful to coral reefs when present in the water in high concentrations.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
cross
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
homosalate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"Deep wrinkles begin to fade and youthful radiance returns."
WIMJ summary

This product contains acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, palmitoyl tripeptide-38. These ingredients might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works. The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This innovative, ultra-replenishing day cream elevates sagging skin and refines facial contours."
WIMJ summary

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: allantoin, cyclomethicone.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: dimethicone, dimethiconol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester, palmitoyl tripeptide-38

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Avobenzone. An organic, or so-called "chemical" UV filter. Protects against both UVA and UVB rays. Needs to be combined with other filters in a formulation to be stable.
3%
Declared
A weak sunscreen that offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not offer meaningful protection against protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen. When used in low concentrations, helps to stabilize the product formulation
7%
Declared
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not protect against the most aging sun rays (UVA). It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
5%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
6.6% - 8.1%
Used to stabilize product formulations and individual ingredients (for example, sunscreens). Can be an allergen
4.9% - 6%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
3.3% - 4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
2.6% - 3.2%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
2.1% - 2.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.8% - 2.2%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
1.6% - 2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.4% - 1.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
1.1% - 1.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.7% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
A sugar that attracts water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient. Is not recommended for acne-prone skin as it can be comedogenic
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to stabilize product formulations and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
0.2% - 0.4%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.3% - 0.55%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.3% - 0.55%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps adjust the product pH and can be used to mask the odor of other ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.25% - 0.4%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize the product formulation protecting it from sun light
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps thicken the product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
Pure form of vitamin E. Can help moisturise and protect the skin from free radicals. Often used to help stabilise other ingredients or the formula itself
0.25% - 0.5%
A type of clay that consists mainly of aluminum silicate. Helps absorb oil and creates a thicker product consistency. Can be used to add a white color
0.4% - 0.6%
Sea water. Helps dissolve other ingredients in a product
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.25% - 0.45%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%

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