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Product summary

We do not recommend "Aveeno - ultra-calming daily moisturizer spf 30, 2. 5-ounces" because it does not provide good UVA protection. UVA sun rays don't burn the skin, but they still lead to photoaging and hyperpigmentation.

It contains good moisturizing ingredients and can double as a hydrating day cream.

Sunscreen filters

This sunscreen uses a mixture of both mineral and organic (so-called "chemical") UV filters. Here are the organic filters this product uses: octinoxate, octisalate and homosalate. As for the mineral filters, this sunscreen uses titanium dioxide.

Irritation risk

This formulation includes some common irritants, including ingredients that do not provide a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of it to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
homosalate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"ultra-calming daily moisturizer spf 30, 2."
From product name
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: phenyl trimethicone, cetearyl alcohol.

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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 60/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
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
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
2.3%
Declared
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
23% - 34%
Used to help evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in a formulation
4.2% - 6.4%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
4.4% - 6.6%
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
3.4% - 5.1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
2.9% - 4.4%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
2.2% - 3.3%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
1.6% - 2.4%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
1.3% - 2%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.95% - 1.4%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.6% - 1.4%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 1.1%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.3% - 0.7%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.15% - 0.7%
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
0.2% - 0.7%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen
0.00075% - 0.0015%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.6%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.5%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to dissolve other ingredients
0.15% - 0.55%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.15% - 0.55%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.05% - 0.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.25%
Plain old water
0.05% - 0.3%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.3%
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
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
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
2.3%
Declared
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to help evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in a formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.05% - 0.3%
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
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.45%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.1% - 0.35%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps create a more spreadable product texture
0.1% - 0.3%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.15% - 0.5%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.1% - 0.5%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.1% - 0.35%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.1% - 0.45%
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
0.15% - 0.6%
Might be helpful in restoring skin barrier function and, when combined with zinc carbonate and malonic acid, reducing fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating elastin production. Also helps stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative. Is a frequent allergen
0.00075% - 0.0015%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.5%
A type of silicone that can decrease loss of moisture from the skin surface. It helps create a nice product texture
0.1% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to dissolve other ingredients
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.1% - 0.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.05% - 0.3%
Plain old water
0.05% - 0.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.05% - 0.2%

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