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User reviews

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How would you describe the finish? 1 review
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How much white cast does it leave? 1 review
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How much does it sting eyes? 1 review
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How much does it pill under makeup? 1 review
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Product summary

We believe that "Blue Lizard - Sheer Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Face SPF 50+ * Tube" 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).

It should also be hydrating enough to use without an additional moisturizer during the day. Like all broad-spectrum sunscreens, this product has an anti-aging benefit.

Sunscreen filters

This sunscreen is a mineral sunscreen. It uses titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for sun protection. Both titanium dioxide and zinc oxide almost never irritate even the most sensitive skin and eyes, but can leave a white cast.

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 this sunscreen 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.

What our users say

Based on 1 review 100% recommend this product
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, the reviewer believes that it clogs pores.
  • As for the white cast, it did not leave a noticeable white residue for the reviewer.
  • When it comes to using this sunscreen under makeup, the user found that it pills under a foundation.
  • As for using this sunscreen in the eye area, the reviewer reported that it does not sting eyes.
Our users describe the finish of this sunscreen as matt - dewy.

Price

The product retails for 15.99$ 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.

It is a mineral sunscreen. In other words, it contains non-organic UV filters. It will probably not sting your eyes but might leave a white cast.

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
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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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.

These ingredients in the product might also be helpful for reducing and preventing fine lines, wrinkles, and skin elasticity, even though there is no conclusive evidence for their effectiveness: aspartic acid, serine, threonine.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"With a super blend of hydrating hyaluronic acid, antioxidants, vitamin E and shea butter, this sheer sunscreen nourishes and moisturizes skin."
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: alanine, arginine.

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, butyrospermum parkii butter.

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

This product contains antioxidants (ginkgo biloba leaf extract) 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
LOW
meets threshold
LOW
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 90/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
9%
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
6%
Declared
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might help to lighten the skin, but solid evidence is lacking
26% - 32%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
8% - 9.8%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
6.5% - 8%
Used to help evenly disperse other ingredients (for example, pigment) in a formulation
4.2% - 5.1%
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
3.3% - 4%
An amino-acid that helps increase skin hydration and might help to slightly improve skin firmness, potentially reducing lines and wrinkles
2.7% - 3.3%
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
2.6% - 3.2%
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
2.1% - 2.5%
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
1.7% - 2.1%
1.1% - 1.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.75% - 1.15%
An algae extract that might have anti-oxidant properties
0.6% - 0.85%
Might be somewhat helpful in reducing hyperpigmentation and neutralizing free radicals but its typical concentration in a product is too low for having an effect
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin without creatng a greasy finish
0.55% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.7%
A preservative
0.45% - 0.65%
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation in skin. It can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help restore the skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.6%
A good emollient that helps soften the skin and helps repair its barrier function. It can clog pores if used in high concentrations.
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can help calm down inflammation in skin. Can, however, itself be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
0.3% - 0.55%
An oil from a mixture of different vegetables. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
An amino acid that can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin and support skin's barrier function
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A grain extract that helps to create a thicker product consistency. It might have some anti-oxidant properties and help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 0.6%
0.45% - 0.65%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.4% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.6%
0.35% - 0.65%
Plain old water
0.35% - 0.6%
A great emollient. Contains vitamin E (tocopherol) which may give it some anti-oxidant properties. Can contain volatile compounds and can be irritating
0.45% - 0.7%
An emollient that helps to soften the skin. It has a high contetn of oleic acid that might weaken the skin barrier. Might have some anti-oxidant properties. It might be somewhat helpful against hyperpigmentation.
0.45% - 0.65%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize mixtures of oil and water, and create thicker, gel-like product textures
0.35% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.6%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Is often used to adjust the pH level of the product
0.35% - 0.6%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
0.3% - 0.55%
An amino-acid that helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In combination with other amino-acids, might help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles
0.2% - 0.35%
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.
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.15% - 0.3%
0.1% - 0.2%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.1% - 0.2%

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