Chantecaille - Ultra Sun Protection SPF 45

Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection SPF 45

SPF 45
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • carnosine
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • methyl methacrylate crosspolymer
  • octocrylene
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • stearyl glycyrrhetinate
  • tocopherol
  • +7 more
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FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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Formula review

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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What does the product description say?
"Ultra Sun Protection from Chantecaille is a highly effective sunscreen, which offers the bonus of anti-ageing protection."
WIMJ summary

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: carnosine.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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WIMJ summary

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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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"A blend of three broad spectrum, non-penetrating sun screens create an SPF that increases protection against harmful UVA/UVB rays by 45 times."
WIMJ summary

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

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
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
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This product contains antioxidants (carnosine) 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
meets threshold
HIGH
does not meet threshold

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IRRITANCY
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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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.
3%
Declared
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
7.5%
Declared
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
5%
Declared
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
2.75%
Declared
Used to add a nice rose smell to the product. Can be irritating
25% - 37%
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
5.2% - 7.8%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
4.3% - 6.4%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
3.6% - 5.4%
Is used to enhance product texture and can help to optically mask skin imperfections
2.7% - 4.1%
Forms a protective film on the surface of the skin to prevent moisture loss. Gives a velvety feel to products while reducing tackiness
2.2% - 3.2%
Helps thicken the product consistency
1.5% - 2.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.2% - 1.8%
A type of silicone that create a smooth product finish and can create an optical soft-focus effect on the skin. Helps to thicken the product consistency
0.9% - 1.35%
Helps products spread more easily and works as an emollient to soften skin
0.85% - 1.25%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.4% - 0.95%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.3% - 0.75%
0.3% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.8%
Helps to stabilize the product formulation
0.2% - 0.7%
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
0.3% - 0.75%
A highly irritating fragrance
0.15% - 0.55%
0.2% - 0.75%
A fatty acid derived from licorice. Works as an emollient and can help calm down inflammation
0.15% - 0.65%
A type of peptide. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin. It can help neutralize free radicals in skin combatting the sun damage
0.15% - 0.6%
Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.75%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.6%
A type of sugar that is used to support delivery of active ingredients and can enhance their penetration into the skin without disrupting the skin's barrier
0.1% - 0.45%

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