Bioderma - Cicabio repairing cream SPF50+

Bioderma Cicabio repairing cream SPF50+

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • madecassic acid
  • acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester
  • asiatic acid
  • asiaticoside
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • cyclomethicone
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate
  • ectoin
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • ethylhexyl triazone
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • mannitol
  • rhamnose
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • tocopherol
  • +16 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /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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What does the product description say?
"Repairing and soothing cream that protects from the sun & prevent scarring marks."
WIMJ summary

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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"Cicabio repairing cream SPF50+"
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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: cyclomethicone, 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: cyclomethicone, c12-15 alkyl benzoate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: acetyl dipeptide-1 cetyl ester

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (asiaticoside) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
5.2% - 6.3%
Uvinul A Plus. A new generation broad spectrum sunscreen that offers an effective protection especially in the UVA range. It is stable in formulations. Unfortunately, is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
4.7% - 5.8%
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
3.7% - 4.5%
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
3.2% - 4%
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
2.5% - 3.1%
Uvinul T. A UV filter. Effective against UVB rays. It is photostable. Can increase water resistance properties of the sunscreen. Unfortunately, not approved by the FDA (US) yet
2.2% - 2.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.5% - 1.9%
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.
1.7% - 2%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.95% - 1.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.9% - 1.1%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.6% - 0.9%
A type of silicone that helps to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product finish on the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.7% - 1.1%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together. It also helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.6%
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative. It can be irritating
0.35% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.45%
An active compound of Centella Asiatica plant extract. In combination with other active compounds of Centella Asiatica extract (madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid), asiaticoside has been shown to be helpful in wound-healing, restoring skin barrier function and supporting collagen production in skin. It can, however, itself be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
An active compound of Centella Asiatica plant extract. In combination with other active compounds of Centella Asiatica extract (asiaticoside, madecasosside and madecassic acid) asiatic acid has been shown to be helpful in wound-healing, restoring skin barrier function and supporting collagen production in skin. It can, however, itself be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
An active compound of Centella Asiatica plant extract. In combination with other active compounds of Centella Asiatica extract (asiaticoside, madecasosside and asiatic acid), madecassic acid has been shown to be helpful in wound-healing, restoring skin barrier function and supporting collagen production in skin. It can, however, itself be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Softens the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to create an even product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.2% - 0.4%
Is used to dissolve other ingredients and create nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.1% - 0.2%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.1% - 0.15%

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