Cetaphil - Daily Defence Moisturiser SPF50+

Cetaphil Daily Defence Moisturiser SPF50+

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-blemish
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • petrolatum
  • bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
  • drometrizole trisiloxane
  • ethylhexyl triazone
  • glycerin
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • myristyl myristate
  • octocrylene
  • terephthalylidene dicamphor sulfonic acid
  • titanium dioxide
  • +11 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.

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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"Does not block pores."
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Effective ingredients missing or their concentration is too low.

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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: glycerin.

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: dimethicone, c12-15 alkyl benzoate.

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

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
6.7% - 8.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.8% - 5.9%
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
4% - 4.9%
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
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.
2.7% - 3.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and can enhance the penetration of other ingredients into the skin. It can be irritating
1.8% - 2.2%
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.
2.1% - 2.5%
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
1.8% - 2.2%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
1.1% - 1.4%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1% - 1.2%
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
0.7% - 1.05%
Helps thicken the product consistency
0.6% - 0.9%
Used to create a nice product consistency
0.65% - 0.95%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
0.55% - 0.8%
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)
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.5% - 0.7%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.45% - 0.7%
Mexoryl XL. A UV filter. Effective in the UVB and UVA range. It is stable. Unfortunately, not approved in the US yet
0.6% - 0.85%
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
0.55% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.45% - 0.65%
0.35% - 0.65%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
0.3% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
An emollient. Is not recommended for acne-prone skin as it can be comedogenic
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.5%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.35%
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
0.2% - 0.35%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.2% - 0.35%
Ecamsule, Mexoryl SX. A UV filter. Is effective mostly against the UVA rays. It is legally marketed in the US with the FDA approval since 2006, even though the ingredient is not on the official FDA list of the approved sunscreen active ingredients. It is photostable
0.2% - 0.4%

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