Aveeno - Continuous Protection Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 50

Aveeno Continuous Protection Zinc Oxide Mineral Sunscreen, SPF 50

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • colloidal oatmeal
  • colloidal oatmeal
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • cetyl dimethicone
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • phenyl trimethicone
  • silica
  • zinc oxide
  • +6 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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WIMJ summary

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

It is a mineral sunscreen. In other words, it contains non-organic UV filters. It will probably not sting your eyes but might leave a white cast.

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
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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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.

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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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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, caprylyl glycol.

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, phenyl trimethicone.

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

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
21.6%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.3% - 6.5%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
4.9% - 6%
3.6% - 4.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
3.1% - 3.8%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
2.6% - 3.1%
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% - 2.8%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
2% - 2.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
1.3% - 1.6%
Helps to restore skin barrier function, soften the upper layer of the skin and calm down inflammation
1.1% - 1.4%
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.75% - 1.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.75% - 1.1%
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
0.7% - 1%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen), evenly disperse pigements and create a nice product consistency
0.6% - 0.95%
0.65% - 1%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.65% - 0.95%
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
21.6%
Declared
Plain old water
0.6% - 0.85%
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
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
0.5% - 0.75%
0.5% - 0.75%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
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
0.5% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
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% - 0.7%
0.5% - 0.7%
A type of silicone. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice, light product texture
0.5% - 0.7%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.55% - 0.85%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps to restore skin barrier function, soften the upper layer of the skin and calm down inflammation
0.3% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
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
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen), evenly disperse pigements and create a nice product consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%

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