CoverGirl - Smoothers SPF 21 Tinted Coverage, Fair to Light [805]

CoverGirl Smoothers SPF 21 Tinted Coverage, Fair to Light [805]

SPF 21
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58 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
Works for
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
Key ingredients
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
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WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

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.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"Pamper your skin with an instant skin enhancer that provides natural radiance along with a combination of all day hydration, lightweight, sheer coverage, and SPF 21 protectionProtects skin from uv damage and prevents uneven skin tone and the appearance of wrinklesFor a flawless lookGet 10 skin-friendly benefits from one cream with COVERGIRL Smoothers BB Cream."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients () that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from 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).

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What does the product description say?
"Pamper your skin with an instant skin enhancer that provides natural radiance along with a combination of all day hydration, lightweight, sheer coverage, and SPF 21 protectionProtects skin from uv damage and prevents uneven skin tone and the appearance of wrinklesFor a flawless lookGet 10 skin-friendly benefits from one cream with COVERGIRL Smoothers BB Cream."
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.

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, methicone.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

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
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

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