Avène - Hydrating Cream SPF30

Avène Hydrating Cream SPF30

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • c10-18 triglycerides
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • diethylhexyl butamido triazone
  • diisopropyl adipate
  • glycerin
  • hydrogenated starch hydrolysate
  • methyl gluceth-20
  • methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • triethylhexanoin
  • +10 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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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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"Smoothness and luminosity are restored and fine dehydration lines are minimised."
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
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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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"Hydrating Cream SPF30"
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WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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MEDIUM
meets threshold

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
6% - 7.4%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
4.5% - 5.4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.2% - 3.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
2.5% - 3%
Tinosorb M. A UV filter. Is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable and can also be used to improve photostability of other sunscreen ingredients. It is soluble in water, which helps to create lightweight sunscreen formulations. Unfortunately, it is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
2.5% - 3.1%
Plain old water
1.7% - 2%
Tinosorb S. One of the most effective broad spectrum sunscreen ingredients. Protects from both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable. Unfortunately, not approved by FDA (US) yet.
1.9% - 2.3%
Uvasorb HEB. A UV filter. Is effective against UVB and UVA II rays (but not UVA I). It is photostable. Unfortunately, is not approved by FDA (US) yet
1.6% - 1.9%
Is used to enhance product texture and can help to optically mask skin imperfections
1% - 1.2%
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.
1.1% - 1.4%
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
0.6% - 0.95%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and soften it
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can add sweet taste to lip products
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps soften the skin and attract water to its upper layer. Helps create nice product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.05% - 0.1%

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