Ddf - Weightless Defense Oil-Free Hydrator with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45

Ddf Weightless Defense Oil-Free Hydrator with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45

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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • retinyl palmitate
  • ascorbic acid
  • panthenol
  • allantoin
  • benzophenone-3
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • cetearyl alcohol
  • cetyl alcohol
  • dimethicone
  • dimethiconol
  • glycerin
  • homosalate
  • octocrylene
  • polymethylsilsesquioxane
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • vitis vinifera seed extract
  • +14 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
100 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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.

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What does the product description say?
"Experience the doctor's dermatologic lightweight formula for a more youthful look with longer lasting hydration and sun 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: retinyl palmitate, vitis vinifera seed extract.

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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).

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"Weightless Defense Oil-Free Hydrator with Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45"
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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: allantoin, 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, dimethiconol.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: panthenol

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This product contains antioxidants (vitis vinifera seed extract) that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. By doing so, they can lessen the damage the skin gets from the UV light (sun).

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Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A weak sunscreen that offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not offer meaningful protection against 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. When used in low concentrations, helps to stabilize the product formulation
15%
Declared
Same as oxybenzone. Protects in the UVB and short UVA range. In small concentrations, used to stabilize product formulation. Can be irritating. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can penetrate the skin and get absorbed into bloodstream faster than other popular filters available in the US. The study that produced this finding did not address any potential health effects of the absorption
6%
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
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
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
2.6%
Declared
Plain old water
40% - 60%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.2% - 6.3%
Used to thicken the product's texture
3.8% - 5.6%
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
2.8% - 4.2%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
2.1% - 3.1%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
1.7% - 2.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
1.4% - 2.1%
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.
1.2% - 1.8%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
1% - 1.5%
Three steps removed from the active form of vitamin A - retinoic acid. To have an effect in the skin, it first needs to be converted twice to become the retinoic acid. This means it is less potent than retinol, but could also be less irritating. Once converted to the retinoic acid in the skin, it helps against all signs of aging, improves skin cell turnover and helps fight blemishes and clogged pores. However, in many cosmetic formulations, it is used in a concentration that is too low to have the full effect
0.6% - 1.4%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 1.1%
The most well-researched antioxidant that works in skin. Helps neutralize free radicals supporting collagen production, helping to even out the skin tone and preventing early signs of aging
0.4% - 0.9%
A plant extract that contains resveratrol and other anti-oxidant compounds that can help neutralize free radicals, reduce inflammation in skin and even out its tone. Can be also used to stabilize the product formulation
0.4% - 0.9%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.35% - 0.85%
A non-drying alcohol. Works as an emollient. Helps water and oil mix together and creates a nice product texture
0.3% - 0.75%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.3% - 0.75%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and can help improve skin barrier function
0.15% - 0.65%
Helps calm down inflammation in skin and can help reduce itching. Helps to repair the skin barrier and keep skin hydrated
0.15% - 0.5%
A silicone that makes products more spreadable and keeps skin smooth. Helps to add gloss to skin and may visually fill in fine lines/wrinkles for short time
0.15% - 0.6%
A preservative. Can be used to mask unpleasant smell. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
0.1% - 0.5%
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
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.1% - 0.35%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.02%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.1% - 0.4%
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
0.2% - 0.8%
Used to adjust pH of the product and can help improve the product's smell
0.1% - 0.45%

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