Bondi Sands SPF 50+ Lip Balm - Sweet Vanilla

Formula review

Effectiveness
Efficacy
60 /100
Can work for:
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Anti-aging
Promises, but can't deliver:
All promises can be fulfilled by this formula at least in theory
WIMJ summary

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Finally, innovative Vitamin E provides antioxidant protection, safeguarding the skin against harmful environmental aggressors, such as pollution, blue light and UV rays."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.This ingredient - butyrospermum parkii butter - could be helpful for preventing or repairing signs of aging in theory, but there is no evidence that it actually works.

The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
Effectiveness
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Hydrate and soothe dry lips with our nourishing Sweet Vanilla Lip Balm with SPF 50+ Reef friendly."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: butyrospermum parkii butter, cera microcristallina.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

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

Potential irritants

Effectiveness
irritancy
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

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
An emollient that helps to soften the skin and create a pleasant product texture and stabilize the formulation
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin

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