Alpha-H - Daily Essential Moisturiser Spf50+

Alpha-H Daily Essential Moisturiser Spf50+

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • panthenol
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl dimethicone
  • cyclomethicone
  • ethylhexyl triazone
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • octocrylene
  • silica
  • tocopherol
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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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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"Enriched with antioxidant vitamin E, the skincare and sunscreen hybrid formula supports the skin’s natural barrier function, helping to defend against the environmental factors that can contribute to premature skin ageing."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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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).

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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: cyclomethicone, glycerin.

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: cetyl dimethicone, cyclomethicone.

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.3% - 7.7%
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
4.4% - 5.4%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
3.1% - 3.8%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
2.4% - 2.9%
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% - 3.1%
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
2.2% - 2.6%
Used to create a nice product texture and helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Could be comedogenic
1.5% - 1.8%
Uvinul T. A UV filter. Effective against UVB rays. It is photostable. Can increase water resistance properties of the sunscreen. Unfortunately, not approved by the FDA (US) yet
1.7% - 2.1%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
1% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together. Has some emollient properties
0.75% - 1.1%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.3% - 0.5%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of silicone. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice, light product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.25%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.2%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.15%
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
0.1% - 0.15%

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