CosMedix - Reflect Sunscreen SPF 30

CosMedix Reflect Sunscreen SPF 30

SPF 30
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Evens skin tone
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • glucose
  • glucose oxidase
  • glutathione
  • lactoperoxidase
  • superoxide dismutase
  • titanium dioxide
  • +3 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
60 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
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Formula review

WIMJ summary

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

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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What does the product description say?
"reduces signs of free-radical damage in the skin; helps prevent wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and other signs of aging from formingIdeal for these Concerns."
WIMJ summary

This product contains glutathione, superoxide dismutase. These ingredients help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they might be able to prevent early signs of aging (like fine lines and wrinkles), at least to some extent. These ingredients will not be able to "reverse" signs of aging. 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).

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What does the product description say?
"reduces signs of free-radical damage in the skin; helps prevent wrinkles, fine lines, age spots and other signs of aging from formingIdeal for these Concerns."
WIMJ summary

This product can help reduce hypepigmentation and even out the skin tone because it contains the following effective ingredients: glutathione

Keep in mind that you would need to apply any topical skincare targetted at hypigmentation consistently for a couple of months to get a result. No topical skincare product can help get rid of hyperpigmentation (including post-acne marks and age spots) instantly.

This product can also help with skin tone because it offers sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (glutathione, superoxide dismutase) 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
meets threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
LOW
Ingredient Irritancy Skin Benefit
glutathione
Has skin benefit

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
15%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Could be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function
7.5% - 11.3%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. In theory, could support healthy skin's microbiome, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
4.4% - 6.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
3.3% - 5%
A peptide that can help neutralize free radicals in skin and reduce melanin production resulting in skin lightening effect and reduction in hyperpigmentation. It can also help attract moisture to the upper layer of the skin
2.6% - 3.9%
2.1% - 3.1%
An antioxidant enzyme that is naturally present in skin. It can help support skin barrier function and reduce inflammation in skin. It is used in topical medications for inflammatory skin conditions including atopic dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis. There are three types of natural Superoxide Dismutase in human skin. The compound used in topical treatments and cosmetics are mimics of typically one of these natural variants
1.2% - 1.9%

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