Dermalogica - Solar Defense Booster SPF 50

Dermalogica Solar Defense Booster SPF 50

SPF 50
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • arginine/lysine polypeptide
  • palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine
  • argania spinosa kernel oil
  • bisabolol
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • diisopropyl adipate
  • dimethicone crosspolymer
  • glycerin
  • hydrolyzed soy protein
  • peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone
  • silica
  • sodium hyaluronate
  • sodium pca
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +13 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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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What does the product description say?
"Antioxidant Vitamin C provides added defence against skin-ageing free radicals."
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: arginine/lysine polypeptide, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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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
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Add critical UVA and UVB defence to your moisturiser or foundation with this Broad Spectrum sunscreen for all skin conditions."
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, sodium hyaluronate.

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: caprylic/capric triglyceride, argania spinosa kernel oil.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: arginine/lysine polypeptide, palmitoyl dipeptide-5 diaminobutyroyl hydroxythreonine

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A silicone that helps improve the product texture and spreadability. Can absord oil creating a short-term mattifying effect on the skin
26% - 32%
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
12% - 15%
A good mix of fatty acids that forms a protective layer on the skin. Improves the shelf life of products. Derived from coconut and glycerin
6.7% - 8.2%
Used to create a thicker product texture. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and might be able to prevent moisture loss from its surface
4.7% - 5.7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
3.8% - 4.6%
A type of silicone that create a smooth product finish and can create an optical soft-focus effect on the skin. Helps to thicken the product consistency
2.9% - 3.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
2.7% - 3.2%
A type of silicone that helps to soften upper layer of the skin and create a nice product texture
2% - 2.4%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
1.5% - 1.8%
An emollient that helps soften the upper layer of the skin. Might have some weak anti-oxidant properties
1.3% - 1.5%
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
1.2% - 1.5%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.75% - 1.1%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.75% - 1.1%
Plant extract that can be irritating and is a known allergen
0.7% - 1.05%
An essential oil that can be very irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.55% - 0.85%
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
0.6% - 0.9%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Might have some anti-aging, anti-oxidant, and skin lightening properties, but solid evidence is missing
0.6% - 0.9%
0.55% - 0.85%
Plain old water
0.55% - 0.85%
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.
0.55% - 0.8%
A silicone that mixes with water creating nice light-weight product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
An active component of chamomile plant that historically has been used to calm down irritated skin. A recent study shows that bisabolol indeed can have some anti-inflammatory effect on skin, even though conclusive data is lacking. Bisabolol has a sweet floral scent and can be added to products for its aromatic properties
0.45% - 0.65%
A colorant that can add a pearl-like appearance to the formulation
0.6% - 0.9%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.5% - 0.75%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.5% - 0.7%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.5% - 0.75%
Naturally present in skin and helps to attract water to its upper layer
0.45% - 0.7%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
0.45% - 0.7%
Used to preserve products, dissolve other ingredients and create a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.8%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.45% - 0.65%
Helps preserve products and creates a nice product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.4%
Used to adjust the product's pH
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.15% - 0.3%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.1% - 0.2%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.1% - 0.2%

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