Bioderma - Photoderm Face Protection SPF50+ Tinted

Bioderma Photoderm Face Protection SPF50+ Tinted

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cyclomethicone
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • ectoin
  • fructooligosaccharides
  • laminaria ochroleuca extract
  • mannitol
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • octocrylene
  • rhamnose
  • silica
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +13 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.

Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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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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"Powered by anti-UVA and UVB technology, as well as a Cellular BIOprotection® Complex, the sun cream melts into skin effortlessly to create a defensive and hydrating veil."
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, fructooligosaccharides.

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, cyclopentasiloxane.

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

Potential irritants

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
5.5% - 6.7%
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
4.5% - 5.5%
Tinosorb M. A UV filter. Is effective against both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable and can also be used to improve photostability of other sunscreen ingredients. It is soluble in water, which helps to create lightweight sunscreen formulations. Unfortunately, it is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
3.6% - 4.4%
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.
3.1% - 3.8%
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
2.5% - 3%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.6% - 2%
Helps thicken the product consistency
1.4% - 1.8%
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.
1.6% - 2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.9% - 1.1%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.65% - 0.95%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.45% - 0.65%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.55% - 0.8%
Softens the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together. It also helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to retain moisture by creating a protective barrier on the skin. Rich in fatty acids. Improves product texture and helps with the penetration of other ingredients.
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin
0.15% - 0.3%
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
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.3%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.25%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.2%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.1% - 0.15%
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% - 0.15%

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