It can be helpful for moisturization, but will not get the job done on its own. Has good ingredients to attract water to the skin, but the ingredients to "seal in" the moisture and reduce water loss over time can be more effective.
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
The ingredient is not recognized
Plain old water
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
bis,ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
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.
diethylhexyl butamido triazone
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
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
Avobenzone. A broad spectrum sunscreen meaning that it can protect against both UVA rays. Currently, it is the only sunscreen ingredient available in the US (approved by the FDA) with the peak absorbance within the UVA I range. It loses its effectiveness quickly when exposed to sunlight. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen. When used in low concentrations, helps stabilize the product formulation
An emollient that softens the skin and helps prevent moisture loss.
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
Helps oil and water mix together
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
Helps soften the skin and attract water to its upper layer. Helps create nice product texture