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Product summary

We believe that "Developed by Neogenlab - [PRE ORDER] NEOGEN Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Airy Sunsreen SPF50+ / BroadSpectrum" 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).

It also works as a moisturizer, so you do not have to use an additional hydrating product. Like all broad-spectrum sunscreens, this product helps prevent early signs of aging.

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. The UV filters in this sunscreen are: avobenzone 1.20% - 1.70%, homosalate 2.20% - 3.30% and octocrylene 3.10% - 4.60%.

Irritation risk

There are quite a few common irritants in this product, including ingredients without particular skin benefits. We would not recommend it for sensitive skin. 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.

Price

The product retails for 32.00$ in the United States.

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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.

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
butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
cross
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
octocrylene
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
homosalate
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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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).

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Promise
What does the product description say?
"NEOGEN Dermalogy Day-Light Protection Airy Sunsreen This lightweight sunscreen includes 20 types of plant extracts soothes, moisturizes and controls sebum and keeps your skin hydrated and rejuvenated even under harsh sunlight."
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

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: oenothera biennis oil, persea gratissima fruit extract.

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

How honest is this product?

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can support skin barrier function
22% - 33%
The ingredient is not recognized
TBC
A plant root extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might have an anti-inflammatory effect and could help neturalize free radicals in skin
7.6% - 11.4%
3.9% - 5.8%
Plain old water
3.3% - 4.9%
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
3.1% - 4.6%
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
2.2% - 3.3%
An emollient that helps soften the skin and can decrease moisture loss. Helps create a nice product texture
1.4% - 2.1%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
1% - 1.5%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
1.2% - 1.8%
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.
1.2% - 1.7%
A preservative
0.45% - 1.1%
0.45% - 1%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.55% - 1.25%
Helps adjust pH in products
0.35% - 0.85%
A preservative
0.35% - 0.8%
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.
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
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
0.35% - 0.8%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.35% - 0.8%
An essentil oil from orange peel. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.75%
An essential oil with a lemon-like smell that is extracted from a fruit grown in Asia. Used as a fragrance
0.15% - 0.7%
A plant oil with a high content of volatile compounds that can irritate the skin and lead to allergic reactions. Can lead to photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.7%
An essential oil. Can be irritating. Can become an allergen with oxidation
0.2% - 0.75%
An essential oil. Potential allergen and can be irritating. It has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.7%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.15% - 0.65%
0.2% - 0.75%
An essential oil. Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and sensitizing
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.7%
Used to stabilize the product formulation and can help absorb oil
0.35% - 0.8%
0.2% - 0.75%
Used as a fragrance
0.2% - 0.7%
0.2% - 0.7%
A plant root extract that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin. It might have an anti-inflammatory effect and could help neturalize free radicals in skin
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.7%
Used as a fragrance. Can be irritating and cause photosensitivity
0.15% - 0.7%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.2% - 0.8%
Oil of a very fragrant pink rose used as fragrance in cosmetics. Extensive research has shown it has mixed benefits. In the pro column, inhaling this flower’s scent seems to have relaxing properties and the plant’s petals contain skin-soothing and antioxidant compounds that can benefit skin. On the flipside, the numerous chemicals that create this rose’s distinctive fragrance pose a risk of causing skin aggravation.
0.15% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.65%
0.15% - 0.65%
A fruit extract that might have some anti-oxidant properties but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.15% - 0.6%
A plant extract that has some anti-oxidant activity, but solid research is lacking. Can help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract tha can have anti-oxidant properties, but evidence of effectiveness in skin is lacking
0.15% - 0.6%
Plant extract that can help neutralize free radicals in skin. Can be used as a fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.8%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It can have some anti-bacterial properties, but there are no evidence of a beneficial effect for skin
0.15% - 0.5%
Traditionally used to treat sunburns, dermatitis and inflammation, but evidence for its effectiveness is lacking. The extract can contain humectants that help attract water into the skin
0.2% - 0.7%
0.15% - 0.65%
A plant extract that can have some anti-oxidant effect in skin
0.15% - 0.6%
0.15% - 0.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.55%
A plant extract that can be irritating. It might contain a compound anthocyanin that could be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.15% - 0.5%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin, calm down inflammation and irritation, restore the barrier function and support wound healing. It can be helpful in reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.05% - 0.25%
A fragrance with a lemon scent. A likely irritant
0.01% - 0.05%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.05% - 0.1%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.01% - 0.05%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.05%

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