Ambre Solaire - Sun Cream Spray SPF30

Ambre Solaire Sun Cream Spray SPF30

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • dimethicone
  • drometrizole trisiloxane
  • homosalate
  • isododecane
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • octocrylene
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • tocopherol
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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?
"This suncream offers advanced protection against immediate sun induced skin damage, caused by UVB rays, as well as protection from long-term damage and premature skin ageing caused by UVA rays."
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
does not meet threshold
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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).

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"This suncream offers advanced protection against immediate sun induced skin damage, caused by UVB rays, as well as protection from long-term damage and premature skin ageing caused by UVA rays."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: dimethicone, isododecane.

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).

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
23% - 35%
Plain old water
8.3% - 12.4%
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
4.3% - 6.5%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
2.9% - 4.4%
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
3.1% - 4.6%
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
2% - 3%
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% - 3%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
1.3% - 2%
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.
1.5% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.95% - 1.4%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.85% - 1.3%
Helps thicken the product consistency
0.55% - 1.3%
Mexoryl XL. A UV filter. Effective in the UVB and UVA range. It is stable. Unfortunately, not approved in the US yet
0.9% - 1.3%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.5% - 1.2%
Helps preserve products. Can mask unpleasant smell. Could be irritating
0.45% - 1.05%
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% - 1.05%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
0.3% - 0.75%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.2% - 0.75%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.65%
Is used to dissolve other ingredients and create nice product texture
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.55%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
0.1% - 0.45%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.1% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.25%
Helps oil and water mix together. It might be irritating for some people
0.1% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Is a likely skin allergen and can be irritating
0.05% - 0.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.05% - 0.15%

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