Blue Lizard - Sport Mineral-Based Sunscreen * SPF 50+ | Bottle

Blue Lizard Sport Mineral-Based Sunscreen * SPF 50+ | Bottle

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • arginine
  • beeswax
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cetyl dimethicone
  • diisopropyl sebacate
  • dimethicone
  • hydrogenated castor oil
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +8 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.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
ethylhexyl salicylate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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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 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: arginine, caprylyl glycol.

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: arginine, beeswax.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
22% - 34%
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
5%
Declared
A broad spectrum sunblock (protects from both UVA and UVB rays). Is suitable for most sensitive skins. In small concentrations, can be used as a colorant
5.36%
Declared
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
10%
Declared
Used to help evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in a formulation
6.1% - 9.2%
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
5% - 7.5%
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
3.9% - 5.9%
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
3.3% - 5%
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
2.8% - 4.2%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
2.1% - 3.2%
A type of silicone. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and creates a nice, light product texture
1.8% - 2.7%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together. Can help to soften upper layer of the skin
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin without creatng a greasy finish
1.2% - 1.9%
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
1.1% - 1.6%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.5% - 1%
A preservative
0.55% - 1.3%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.6% - 1.35%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
0.6% - 1.35%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
0.55% - 1.3%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.5% - 1.1%
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.5% - 1.15%
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
0.5% - 1.2%
0.45% - 1.05%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.85%
Helps mask the smell of other ingredients and helps preserve the product formulation
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.85%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
Plain old water
0.3% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.45% - 1.1%
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.
0.3% - 0.75%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.15% - 0.6%
A type of silicone that helps create a nice product consistency and support the delivery of other ingredients
0.2% - 0.75%
Creates a nice product texture and can support water-resistance of sunscreens
0.15% - 0.55%

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