Bioderma - Photoderm M SPF50+ Cream - Golden Tint

Bioderma Photoderm M SPF50+ Cream - Golden Tint

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • ectoin
  • hydrogenated palm kernel glycerides
  • mannitol
  • methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • octocrylene
  • rhamnose
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • +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.

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
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"Very high protection from UVA/UVB & blue light Reduces hyperpigmentation & marks appearance Evens complexion How to use."
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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
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This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": mannitol, rhamnose.

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. If the air is dry, humectants can speed up the moisture loss from the skin. This is why it is a good idea to use another product on top of this one to help "seal in" the moisture (look for ingredients like dimethicone, squalane, oils and butters).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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MEDIUM
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.1% - 6.2%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
4.1% - 5.1%
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
3.5% - 4.3%
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% - 3.7%
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
2.4% - 3%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
1.6% - 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.
2% - 2.4%
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
1.1% - 1.4%
0.8% - 1.2%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.65% - 1%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.55% - 0.8%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
0.5% - 0.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.5% - 0.75%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.45% - 0.7%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
An emollient that softens the skin
0.35% - 0.65%
A silicone that serves as an emollient. Helps create a nice non-greasy feels
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.55%
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.
0.25% - 0.45%
Increases thickness of a product. Texture enhancer for oil-in-water emulsions
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.2% - 0.4%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.2% - 0.35%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.2% - 0.35%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.2% - 0.35%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.4%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and workd as a cleanser
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together. It also helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
0.15% - 0.3%
Softens the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
0.1% - 0.15%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.1% - 0.2%
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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