Banana Boat - Ultra Sport Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50

Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Stick, SPF 50

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl alcohol
  • diisopropyl adipate
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl palmitate
  • homosalate
  • methyl dihydroabietate
  • octocrylene
  • silica
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • +8 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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"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.

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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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This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: caprylic/capric triglyceride, dimethicone.

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
HIGH
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

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.
23% - 35%
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
9%
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
4.2% - 6.3%
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
3.3% - 4.9%
Used to thicken the product consistency
2.1% - 3.1%
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
1.8% - 2.7%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and create a nice product texture
1.4% - 2.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
1.2% - 1.8%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
1.1% - 1.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
0.9% - 1.35%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
0.55% - 1.3%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.45% - 1%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.95%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.5% - 1.2%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
0.1% - 0.4%
0.1% - 0.35%

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