Alba Botanica Terra Tints Lip Balm SPF 8 - Color : Blaze
- Sun protection
- ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
- euphorbia cerifera cera
- glycine soja oil
- olea europaea fruit oil
- titanium dioxide
- +5 more
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This product does not offer sun protection, or it is very low.
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|
PromiseWhat does the product description say?
This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: beeswax, glycine soja 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).
This product contains antioxidants (echinacea purpurea extract). 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.
Ingredients by volume
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
|23% - 34%|
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
|6.4% - 9.6%|
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and thickens the product's texture
|4% - 6%|
An emollient that helps soften the skin but is not effective for restoring its barrier function. Might be helpful to calm down inflammation
|2.8% - 4.3%|
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
|2.2% - 3.3%|
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
|1.9% - 2.9%|
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
|1.4% - 2%|
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
|1.2% - 1.7%|
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.
|0.95% - 1.45%|
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
|1.1% - 1.7%|
|0.45% - 1.1%|
Plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be irritating
|0.4% - 0.9%|
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
|0.35% - 0.85%|
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function
|0.35% - 0.85%|
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