Banana Boat - Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 45

Banana Boat Lip Balm Sunscreen SPF 45

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • paraffinum liquidum
  • retinyl palmitate
  • ascorbic acid
  • petrolatum
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • isopropyl myristate
  • octocrylene
  • silica
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
95 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

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.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
cross
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
octocrylene
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
benzophenone-3
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?
"Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging."
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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Banana Boat Sunscreen Lip Balm with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E moisturizes, conditions and protects those oh-so-sensitive lips!"
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: cocos nucifera oil, isopropyl myristate.

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).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: paraffinum liquidum, petrolatum

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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.
2%
Declared
A weak sunscreen that protects against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB) and is somewhat effective against the UVA rays. It is quite stable and can help stabilize other, more vulnerable, sunscreen ingredients like Avobenzone. It is an organic, or so called "chemical" sunscreen
10%
Declared
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
6%
Declared
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
22% - 33%
Used to thicken the product's texture
4.5% - 6.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
4.5% - 6.7%
3.6% - 5.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
2.7% - 4%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Could be comedogenic
2.1% - 3.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
1.6% - 2.3%
Used to create a nice product consistency
1.2% - 1.9%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
1.1% - 1.6%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
0.9% - 1.35%
0.8% - 1.2%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
0.55% - 1.25%
Mineral oil. One of the most effective and well studied occlusive and emollient moisturizing ingredients. Helps reduce moisture loss in skin and repair skin barrier function
0.5% - 1.15%
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
0.45% - 1.05%
A type of silicone that can help create nice product texture and soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
0.2% - 0.75%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.1% - 0.45%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.3% - 0.7%
A more stable but less bio-available form of vitamin E compared to Tocopherol. Might help moisturize and protect the skin from free radicals, but mostly used in low concentrations to stabilize other ingredients.
0.1% - 0.45%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.4%

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