AKT Therapy - Lip Balm + Face Stick SPF 30

AKT Therapy Lip Balm + Face Stick SPF 30

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WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • ceramide np
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • hippophae rhamnoides oil
  • persea gratissima oil
  • ricinus communis seed oil
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • tocopherol
  • zinc oxide
  • +5 more
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FULFILLED
60 /100
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WIMJ summary

This product uses a single UV filter (zinc oxide) in a relatively low concentration and might not be able to provide a reliable sun protection.

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.

Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"Cocoa Butter is an antioxidant powerhouse, and is also rich in fatty acids, providing deep hydration."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: cocos nucifera oil, ricinus communis seed oil.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: ceramide np

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 (theobroma cacao seed butter). In theory, they could help neutralize free radicals in skin and lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun), but there is no evidence that these ingredients can have a noticeable effect in skin.

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
13%
Declared
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant and anti-bacterial properties. Can be irritating
23% - 35%
6.7% - 10.1%
A type of lipid similar to ceramides naturally present in skin. Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and supports the skin barrier function to keep it hydrated. Can help to prevent inflammation in skin
5.2% - 7.7%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
3.6% - 5.4%
A good emollient. Contains various ingredients including vitamins and fatty acids that could work in the skin to neutralize free radicals and minimize moisture loss - if enough of these compounds is able to penetrate the skin in an active form.
3.1% - 4.6%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
2.5% - 3.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
2.2% - 3.4%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
1.8% - 2.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
1.2% - 1.7%
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
0.9% - 1.35%

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