Azelique - Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Cruelty-Free Certified Vegan Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Light 1

Azelique Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Cruelty-Free Certified Vegan Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Light 1

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • camellia sinensis leaf
  • coco-caprylate
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • glycerin
  • jojoba esters
  • persea gratissima oil
  • sesamum indicum seed oil
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • zinc oxide
  • +7 more
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58 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

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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What does the product description say?
"Azélique® – Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer SPF-20 Provides Daily Protection from Skin Damaging UVA/UVB Rays Phytonutrient-Infused with Organic Aloe Vera, Green Tea, Thyme, Rosemary, Sage & Vanilla Made with Nourishing Avocado, Coconut, Rosehip & Sesame Seed Oils A Blend of Perfectly Pigmented, Color-Correcting Minerals Reduces the Appearance of Pores, Dark Spots & Hyperpigmentation Reduces Imperfections, Moisturizes & Controls Oils Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free & Vegan Azélique’s lightweight, Tinted Moisturizer with SPF-20 has been formulated specifically to benefit all skin types."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients () that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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"Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer Cruelty-Free Certified Vegan Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Light 1"
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WIMJ summary

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, aloe barbadensis leaf juice.

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: cocos nucifera oil, jojoba esters.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (camellia sinensis leaf) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

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
14%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
7.9% - 9.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.7% - 5.7%
An emollient made of jojoba oil. Helps soften the skin and support its barrier function
3.6% - 4.4%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
3.1% - 3.8%
An emollient that softens skin and creates a nice product texture
2.7% - 3.3%
2.3% - 2.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
1.9% - 2.4%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.4% - 1.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and could be helpful in repairing its barrier function
1.1% - 1.4%
A good moisturizing plant oil. Due to the high linoleic acid content, it helps soften the upper layer of the skin, reduce water loss and support skin barrier function
1% - 1.2%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.75% - 1.1%
0.7% - 1.05%
Green tea leaf powder that might contain antioxidants to help neutralize free radicals in skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.55% - 0.8%
0.5% - 0.75%
0.45% - 0.65%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
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
0.45% - 0.7%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
0.3% - 0.55%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.25% - 0.45%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.25% - 0.45%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.2% - 0.4%

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