Boots - Collagen Day Cream SPF30

Boots Collagen Day Cream SPF30

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • +3 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • bakuchiol
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • ethylhexyl triazone
  • glycerin
  • isododecane
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol
  • octocrylene
  • soluble collagen
  • +9 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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.

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This product might be able to help reduce blemishes and clogged pores because it contains bakuchiol.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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What does the product description say?
"Boots Collagen Day Cream helps to visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles for smoother and younger-looking skin."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness because it contains bakuchiol.

Keep in mind that it typically takes at least 6 weeks to notice any results because the changes that are needed to improve fine lines and elasticity happen in the deeper layers of the skin. No topical anti-aging product can “erase” wrinkles or fully reverse signs of aging.

This product can also 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
HIGH
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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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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"Collagen Day Cream SPF30"
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WIMJ summary

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": glycerin, soluble collagen.

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
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HIGH
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MEDIUM
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This product contains antioxidants (bakuchiol) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
5.8% - 7.1%
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
4.6% - 5.6%
3.2% - 3.9%
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
3.3% - 4%
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%
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.
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
1.5% - 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.
1.8% - 2.2%
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
1.5% - 1.8%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.9% - 1.1%
Uvinul T. A UV filter. Effective against UVB rays. It is photostable. Can increase water resistance properties of the sunscreen. Unfortunately, not approved by the FDA (US) yet
1% - 1.2%
Helps thicken the product consistency
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.65% - 0.95%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 0.8%
A typically plant-derived compound that is supposed mimic human collagen. Cannot penetrate the skin barrier so is not particularly useful in skincare products beyond attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.45% - 0.7%
A plant extract that is, though different in chemical structure, acts similar to retinoids. First studies show that it can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin tone, reduce clogged pores and blemishes, and reduce inflammation. There is no conclusive evidence that bakuchiol is as effective as retinol however. The study that directly compared retinol with bakuchiol used bakuchiol applied twice daily compared to once per day for the retinol. According to this study, bakuchiol is less irritating than retinol. Bakuchiol is extracted from seeds of Babchi plant. Other parts of the plant contain coumarins that could cause allergic and irritant reactions. These compounds should be removed in the extraction process when bakuchiol is produced, but it is a good idea to be cautious and stay away from products that include the Babchi plant extracts other than purified bakuchiol to avoid irritation
0.4% - 0.65%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.16% - 0.32%
Helps oil and water mix together. Can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.3% - 0.55%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
Helps dissolve other ingredients in a formulation
0.3% - 0.55%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.25% - 0.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.25% - 0.45%
0.3% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.45%
Used as a cleansing agent (surfactant) in cleansers. Helps water and oil mix together in lotions. Can be irritating
0.35% - 0.65%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.5%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.2% - 0.4%
Helps stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
0.15% - 0.3%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.15% - 0.3%
Used to thicken the product formulation and might help to add minerals to the surface of the skin. It is used in scrubs as a physical exfoliant. Can increase sensitivity to other ingredients if left on the skin or used in high concentration
0.15% - 0.25%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.15% - 0.25%

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