Australian Gold - Botanical Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50

Australian Gold Botanical Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50

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WORKS FOR
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • lactic acid
  • ascorbic acid
  • adenosine triphosphate
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • cannabis sativa seed oil
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dihydroxyacetone
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • homosalate
  • isododecane
  • lycium barbarum fruit extract
  • panthenyl triacetate
  • pantothenic acid
  • phospholipids
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • sodium lactate
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +21 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 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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
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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: glycerin, sodium lactate.

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, helianthus annuus seed oil.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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%
Declared
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
7.5%
Declared
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
7.5%
Declared
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
5%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin while creating a non-greasy feel on the skin. Helps to dissolve other ingredients
6% - 7.4%
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
5.1% - 6.2%
Used to stabilize product formulations and individual ingredients (for example, sunscreens). Can be an allergen
3.6% - 4.4%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
2.7% - 3.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
2.2% - 2.7%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
1.8% - 2.2%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
1.5% - 1.9%
A self-tanning agent
1.3% - 1.5%
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% - 1.2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.65% - 1%
Improves the texture of the product and helps soften the skin. Helps oil and water mix together and can be used as a cleansing agent
0.65% - 1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.6% - 0.85%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant oil that due to its high linoleic acid content can help strengthen skin's barrier function and soften its upper layer
0.45% - 0.7%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.3% - 0.6%
A stable oil-soluble derivative of vitamin B5. It can help support skin barrier and reduce inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.5%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.45%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.25% - 0.5%
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% - 0.55%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.25% - 0.5%
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 very irritating fragrant ingredient
0.25% - 0.5%
Plant extract that can have healing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is a potential allergen and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.5%
Used as a fragrance
0.25% - 0.5%
A plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and attract water to its upper layer
0.3% - 0.5%
Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A fruit extract that might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin. There is no evidence of other benefits in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative that comes from radishes fermented by a bacteria. New research suggests that the preservation properties in the ingredient come from an ammonium salt that is not present naturally in radish root but used in its cultivation. Is problematic because the exact amount of the preservative agents is difficult to determine
0.3% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and may help reduce inflammation in skin
0.3% - 0.55%
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.6%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.35% - 0.65%
An exfoliating and moisturizing alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Typically causes less irritation than other AHAs, for example, glycolic acid. At high concentrations (about 15%), lactic acid can help reduce lines and wrinkles. Recent studies show that lactic acid can support the "good" bacteria living on skin's surface (healthy skin microbiom)
0.35% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.4% - 0.6%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.35% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.65%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
Added to create a nice product smell. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
A stable oil-soluble derivative of vitamin B5. It can help support skin barrier and reduce inflammation in skin
0.35% - 0.65%
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
0.3% - 0.6%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Emollients that are naturaly present in skin. In addition, they help water and oil mix together in the product
0.25% - 0.45%

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