Alaena - Body and Face Sun Lotion SPF30

Alaena Body and Face Sun Lotion SPF30

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Exfoliation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • gluconolactone
  • beeswax
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • glycerin
  • glycine soja oil
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • oryza sativa bran oil
  • passiflora edulis seed oil
  • pongamia glabra seed oil
  • porphyra umbilicalis extract
  • tocopherol
  • zinc oxide
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
60 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

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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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains gluconolactone.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: gluconolactone

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

This product can also help with skin tone because it offers sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product can help exfoliate the skin. In other words, it helps break down the bonds between dead cells on the surface of the skin and speed up the skin turnover. Skin often appears softer and brighter after exfoliation, but overdoing it can result in disrupted skin barrier. The following ingredient is doing the exfoliating job in this product: gluconolactone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"This soft and fluid sun lotion combines moisturising ingredients to neutralise the drying effects of the sun and a cocktail of antioxidants to trap the free radicals produced by UV rays."
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: glycerin, calcium gluconate.

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: beeswax, helianthus annuus seed oil.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (gluconolactone) 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
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
12% - 15%
5.7% - 6.9%
A plant oil that helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.7% - 4.5%
Helps stabilize emulsions and create a nice product texture
3% - 3.7%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
2.6% - 3.2%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.4% - 2.9%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
2% - 2.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.4% - 1.8%
Helps oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.4%
A polyhydroxy acid (PHA) that helps shed the dead cells from the skin surface revealing smoother skin. Is believed to be genter than AHAs. It helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can stimulate production of skin's own hyaluronic acid resulting in improved hydration levels. It has been shown to be helpful against acne and clogged pores if used consistently (e.g over a period of 12 weeks) in high enough concentration. It can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone with long-term application. Can help neutralize free radicals
0.8% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1% - 1.3%
An algae extract that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have an anti-oxidant effect in skin but evidence is lacking
0.65% - 1%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.65% - 0.95%
A good emollient helping to soften the skin. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Adds a fragrance to the product
0.6% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant properties
0.6% - 0.9%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
0.5% - 0.75%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.5%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and helps to improve appearance of the product
0.1% - 0.2%

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