ARK Skincare - ARK Skin Protector SPF 30 Primer

ARK Skincare ARK Skin Protector SPF 30 Primer

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • anhydroxylitol
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • glyceryl stearate se
  • octocrylene
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • polysilicone-11
  • xylitylglucoside
  • +12 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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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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 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: anhydroxylitol, 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: dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (ethylbisiminomethylguaiacol manganese chloride) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.1% - 7.5%
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
4.3% - 5.3%
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
3.4% - 4.1%
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.
3% - 3.7%
2% - 2.4%
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
1.7% - 2.1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
1.2% - 1.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.95% - 1.15%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.7% - 1.05%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A potent anti-oxidant that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and protect from harmful effects of sun exposure, even though more studies are needed to confirm its effectiveness in topical applications
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to stabilize the product formulations and works as an emollient
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrir function
0.35% - 0.65%
A silicone that forms a light film on the skin surface helping to bind water and temporarily absorb oils creating a matt and powdery feel
0.35% - 0.65%
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.
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
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
0.3% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to improve product texture and help oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.2% - 0.35%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 0.95%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin, dissolve other ingredients and create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.15%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.05% - 0.1%

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