DHC - Brightening SPF30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

DHC Brightening SPF30 Broad Spectrum Sunscreen

SPF 30
PROMISES
FULFILLED
90 /100
IRRITANCY
LOW
Works for
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
Key ingredients
  • alpha-arbutin
  • ascorbyl tetraisopalmitate
  • cyclopentasiloxane
  • dimethicone
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Formula review

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?
"DHC Brightening Sunscreen SPF 30 Broad Spectrum is formulated with 100% mineral-based sun protectors, with broad spectrum SPF 30, to fend off the number one cause of premature aging—the sun."
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.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The look of dark spots and hyper pigmentation is reduced thanks to the plant-based superpowers of alpha arbutin and dullness all but disappears with the help of skin-brightening vitamin C. Two skin-protecting natural minerals—titanium dioxide and zinc oxide—block both UVA rays that cause fine lines and wrinkles and UVB rays that cause skin-damaging sunburns."
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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
MEDIUM
does not meet threshold
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What does the product description say?
"Two skin-protecting natural minerals—titanium dioxide and zinc oxide—block both UVA rays that cause fine lines and wrinkles and UVB rays that cause skin-damaging sunburns."
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, butylene glycol.

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

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Ingredients by volume

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
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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