Clarins - Mineral Sun Care Compact SPF 30, Sunscreen

Clarins Mineral Sun Care Compact SPF 30, Sunscreen

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • dimethicone
  • faex extract
  • glycerin
  • lysine
  • mannitol
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • titanium dioxide
  • tocopherol
  • yeast extract
  • zinc oxide
  • +7 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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WIMJ summary

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

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: lysine.

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

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, mannitol.

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, peg-10 dimethicone.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
26% - 32%
Plain old water
9% - 11%
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
5.9% - 7.2%
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
4.4% - 5.4%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
3.3% - 4%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
2.7% - 3.3%
Helps water and oil mix together
2.2% - 2.7%
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
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
1.8% - 2.2%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
1.3% - 1.6%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
1.2% - 1.4%
A type of silicone that helps water and oil mix together
1% - 1.2%
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
0.95% - 1.15%
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
0.9% - 1.1%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
0.8% - 1.2%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.75% - 1.15%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.75% - 1.1%
The same compound that is used safely in dental implants and bone cements. In cosmetics, it is used to improve the consistency of products
0.95% - 1.15%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.7% - 1%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.65% - 1%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.65% - 1%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen), evenly disperse pigements and create a nice product consistency
0.65% - 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
0.65% - 1%
Helps to control the skin's pH level. Maintains the skin's natural film of amino-lactic acids and oils. Helps to preserve products
0.65% - 0.95%
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.
0.65% - 0.95%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.65% - 0.95%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.6% - 0.9%
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
0.6% - 0.9%
Might be helpful in protecting skin collagen and elastin from breaking down but solid research is lacking
0.6% - 0.9%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.6% - 0.9%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.55% - 0.85%
Might have some anti-oxidant properties. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.6% - 0.85%
Yeast extract. Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and might have some anti-oxidant and skin lightening properties. It can help calm down inflammation in skin
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.5% - 0.75%
A sugar that is used to stabilize the product formulation. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.75%
0.55% - 0.8%
Used as a cleansing agent. It creates foam
0.5% - 0.75%
A plant extract that might have some anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties but evidence for effectiveness in skin is missing
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
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
Helps thicken the product formulation
0.4% - 0.65%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.35% - 0.6%
A preservative
0.3% - 0.55%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
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% - 0.5%

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