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Product summary

We believe that "Dermalogica - Protection Sport 50 SPF50 Treatment" can provide reliable sun protection based on the ingredients listed. It can protect from both UVA and UVB rays. This is great news because not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. (UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

Its formula is also hydrating, so you might not need an additional moistruizer during the day. This product prevents early signs of aging by protecting against sun damage (all broad spectrum sunscreens do that).

Sunscreen filters

This is a so-called "chemical" sunscreen. It means that it uses organic UV filters. They typically offer good sun protection and rarely leave a white cast, but they can be irritating for some people with sensitive skin. Here are the exact UV filters in this sunscreen: avobenzone 3.00% (declared) and octinoxate 7.50% (declared).

Irritation risk

We assess the overall irritancy of this product to be high. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

About the brand

According to Cruelty-Free Kitty "Dermalogica" is cruelty free, but its parent company is not.

Price

The product retails for 36.00$ in the United States.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

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.

Organic filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
cross
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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WIMJ summary for anti-aging

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.

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WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

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
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Perfect for use during outdoor sports activities as well as superior daily protection, it leaves skin feeling hydrated and soft with optimum defense against sun damage."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product contains good ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. These ingredients are called "humectants": sodium hyaluronate, butylene glycol.

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
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 95/100.

Potential irritants

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
Plain old water
45% - 55%
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
5.8% - 7.1%
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
4.7% - 5.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.8% - 4.6%
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
2.8% - 3.4%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
2% - 2.4%
1.9% - 2.3%
Helps water and oil mix together
1.5% - 1.8%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients, especially sunscreens
1.3% - 1.5%
Used to improve the product adherence to the skin, for example, to pro-long the protective effect of sunscreens. Can be irritating to very sensitive skin
1.1% - 1.4%
0.75% - 1.15%
An essential oil. Can be irritating
0.65% - 1%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.55% - 0.85%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.5% - 0.75%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.55% - 0.8%
0.45% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.7%
A salt derived from licorice. Works as an emollient to soften the upper layer of the skin and can help calm down inflammation. Might be helpful for skin lightening
0.4% - 0.6%
Help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Used to soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.6%
Non-drying alcohol that helps water and oil mix together. Also serves as an emollient
0.35% - 0.6%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.2% - 0.4%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.15% - 0.3%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.15% - 0.25%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.1% - 0.2%

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