EltaMD - Uv restore broad spectrum SPF 40

EltaMD Uv restore broad spectrum SPF 40

SPF 40
WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • Moisturizing
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • tetrahexyldecyl ascorbate
  • caprylic/capric triglyceride
  • coco-caprylate/caprate
  • dimethicone
  • glycerin
  • octyldodecyl neopentanoate
  • pullulan
  • saccharide isomerate
  • silica
  • squalane
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +9 more
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90 /100
IRRITANCY
MEDIUM
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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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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
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
does not meet threshold
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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: glycerin, saccharide isomerate.

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, dimethicone.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
TBC
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
TBC
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
TBC
TBC
Plain old water
TBC
Helps to soften the upper layer of the skin without creating a greasy texture
TBC
A synthetic ester of salicylic acid that is used to help disperse pigments and boost effectiveness of sunscreen ingredients. It is able to absorb UV light (working as an organic, or chemical filter), but is not approved as a sunscreen ingredient on its own
TBC
An emollient that helps soften the skin. Often used to stabilize other ingredients, for example, sunscreen
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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
TBC
Helps water and oil mix together
TBC
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
TBC
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
TBC
Helps oil and water mix togehter and creates a nice product texture
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together
TBC
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
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A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
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Used to create a thicker product consistency and stabilize the formulation
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One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
TBC
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
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Used to create a thicker product consistency and help soften the upper layer of the skin
TBC
Used to create a thicker product consistency
TBC
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
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An oil naturally present in skin. Works as an emollient to soften the skin and form a protective layer on its surface without a greasy feeling.
TBC
A preservative
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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.
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Being a lipid soluble form of vitamin C. It is more stable than ascorbic acid, but still degrades quickly and needs to be stabilized in a formulation with another ingredient. It is claimed to penetrate skin better than pure vitamin C and have the the similar benefits, but solid studies of its effectiveness are lacking. Is likely to require a higher concentration in a product than pure vitamin C to be effective.
TBC
A plant extract that can contain an irritating essential oil. Might have some anti-oxidant effect, but evidence is lacking
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Used to create gel-like formulas and stabilize emulsions
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Used mostly for creating emulsions - helping oil and water mix together. Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
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Creates a thin drying film on the skin resulting in a short-term tightening effect
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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
TBC
Helps oil and water mix together
TBC
TBC
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
TBC
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
TBC

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