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Product summary

We believe that "Bayer Healthcare - Coppertone Sport Sunscreen Lotion, SPF 50" can provide reliable sun protection based on the ingredients listed. It can protect from both UVA and UVB rays. This is great news because not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. (UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

Its formula is also hydrating, so you might not need an additional moistruizer during the day. This product prevents early signs of aging by protecting against sun damage (all broad spectrum sunscreens do that).

Sunscreen filters

This sunscreen uses so-called "chemical", or organic UV filters (organic simply means that their molecules contain atoms of carbon). These filters typically give good sun protection and rarely leave a white cast, but they can be irritating for sensitive skin. These are the sun protection ingredients in this sunscreen: avobenzone 3.00% (declared), octisalate 4.50% (declared), homosalate 8.00% (declared) and octocrylene 6.00% (declared).

Irritation risk

There are some common irritants in this product, including ingredients that do not have benefits for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of it to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

Price

The product retails from 0.98$ up to 7.99$ in the United States.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

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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What does the product description say?
"Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 (7-Fluid-Ounce) Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce"
WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 (7-Fluid-Ounce) Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30 7 Fluid Ounce"
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

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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What does the product description say?
"Delivering broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection, this sunscreen contains moisturizers and Vitamin E to refuel your skin's antioxidant defense."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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.

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: cera alba, isododecane.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary for anti-oxidation

This product contains antioxidants (sodium ascorbyl phosphate) 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

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Anti-aging
Evens skin tone
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 100/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

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.
3%
Declared
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
8%
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
4.5%
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
6%
Declared
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
7.4% - 9.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
5.4% - 6.6%
4.5% - 5.4%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
3.2% - 4%
Used to create an even product consistency. Can help boost efficiency of sunscreen filters
2.4% - 2.9%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.5% - 1%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
1.7% - 2.1%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
1.3% - 1.6%
A preservative
1.1% - 1.3%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
1% - 1.2%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.8% - 1.15%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.7% - 1.05%
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
0.5% - 0.8%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.4% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.4% - 0.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
A stable derivative of vitamin C. It is oil-soluble which means it is more likely to penetrate the skin compared to the pure form of vitamin C (which is water-soluble), but it is less bio-available and is way less effective in stimulating collagen and reducing wrinkles compared to the pure form of vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid) and its other derivatives (for example, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate). At the same time, this vitamin C derivative has been shown in studies to be effective in reducing acne, blemishes and clogged pores. It is less irritating then the pure form of vitamin C
0.2% - 0.4%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.3%

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