Ahava - CC Cream SPF30 Colour Correction

Ahava CC Cream SPF30 Colour Correction

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • urea
  • alanine
  • allantoin
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cetyl alcohol
  • creatine
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • dunaliella salina extract
  • galactoarabinan
  • glycerin
  • glycine
  • homosalate
  • magnesium aspartate
  • octocrylene
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • phenylbenzimidazole sulfonic acid
  • pullulan
  • saccharide hydrolysate
  • titanium dioxide
  • +17 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

This sunscreen uses organic (so-called "chemical") sunscreen filters. Organic, or "chemical" filters usually provide reliable sun protection and rarely leave a white cast. Sunscreens with organic filters can sting eyes.

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.

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What does the product description say?
"The tinted, colour-correcting sunblock disperses invisible micro-capsules of light-reflecting pigments to create a more unified skin tone appearance and reduce the look of dehydrated fine lines."
WIMJ summary

This product can help prevent early signs of skin aging because it offers a good level of broad spectrum sun protection. Sun damage is the main cause of premature skin aging, and protecting your skin from the sun is the best anti-aging strategy.

These ingredients in the product might also be helpful for reducing and preventing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin elasticity, even though there is no conclusive evidence for their effectiveness: creatine.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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What does the product description say?
"Charged with SPF30 to fend off UVA/B damage, the multi-tasking formula shields your skin with a protective cushion while providing even coverage of its universal ‘one fits all’ shade to correct uneven skin tone and camouflage imperfections, like redness, dark circles and pigmentation."
WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection. It means that it can prevent hyperpigmentation and help keep the skin tone even (sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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"The scientifically-balanced blend of minerals deliver exceptional long-lasting hydration, and helps draw moisture and nutrients from the depths of skin to its outer layers, where it’s most needed."
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: alanine, allantoin.

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: urea

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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HIGH
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HIGH
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (creatine) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
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LOW
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
5.3% - 6.5%
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
4.8% - 5.8%
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
3.6% - 4.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3%
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.
2.5% - 3%
Ensulizole. A UV filter that is effective against UVB rays. Does not protect against UVA light. It is photostable and can be used to help stabilize other sunscreen ingredients. It is water-soluble meaning that it can help create lighter sunscreen formulations
2.1% - 2.5%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
1.4% - 1.8%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.3% - 1.5%
1% - 1.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.7% - 1.05%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
0.8% - 1.2%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A weak sunscreen that protects against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB) and is somewhat effective against the UVA rays. It is quite stable and can help stabilize other, more vulnerable, sunscreen ingredients like Avobenzone. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
0.6% - 0.95%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps to absord oil and evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in product formulation
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.4% - 0.65%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.35% - 0.65%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Naturally present in skin (urea makes up about 7% of natural moisturizing factors in skin). Attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. Also has a positive effect on the skin barrier beyond the humectant action. Can enhance penetration of other ingredients. Is an exfoliating ingredient when used in high concentrations
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can trigger allergic reactions and be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. A likely allergen and can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Lecithin derivative. It helps oil and water mix together and can enhance penetration of other ingredients. It helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.25% - 0.45%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and calm down inflammation in skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.5%
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% - 0.6%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.25% - 0.45%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.3% - 0.55%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
0.25% - 0.5%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Can support skin's ability to neutralize free radicals and produce collagen, though further research is needed to confirm effectiveness
0.25% - 0.45%
Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.2% - 0.35%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
0.15% - 0.3%
0.25% - 0.45%
A green micro-algae extract that might help neutralize free radicals in skin, but solid evidence is lacking. It helps to soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
Sea water. Helps dissolve other ingredients in a product
0.1% - 0.2%

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