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User reviews

Recommend 3 reviews
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How would you describe the finish? 3 reviews
Matt
Dewy
Shiny
How would you describe the texture? 1 review
heavy
Light
How much white cast does it leave? 3 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it sting eyes? 3 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it pill under makeup? 3 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does this product clog pores? 1 review
Definitely clogs pores
Doesn't clog pores
How would you describe the smell? 1 review
No smell
Light fragrance
Strong fragrance
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Product summary

The ingredient list suggests that "EltaMD - UV Daily Broad Spectrum Tinted Moisturizer SPF 40" can provide reliable sun protection. 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. Like all broad-spectrum sunscreens, this product has an anti-aging benefit.

Sunscreen filters

This is a "mixed" sunscreen in the sense that it uses both mineral and organic (so-called "chemical") sun filters. The organic filters in the product are: octinoxate. As for the mineral filters, this sunscreen uses zinc oxide.

Irritation risk

There are some common irritants in this product, including ingredients that do not have benefits for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this moisturizer to be medium. 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.

What our users say

Based on 3 reviews 100% recommend this product
  • As for the white cast, it didn't leave a white cast for the two of the reviewers, but the whitish residue was noticeable for one user.
  • As for using this sunscreen in the eye area, two out of three reviewers said that it doesn't sting eyes, but one user experienced the issue.
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, the reviewer found that it does not clog pores.
  • When it comes to using this sunscreen under makeup, two out of three reviewers say that it works well under makeup, but the third user had an issue with pilling.
Our users describe the finish of this sunscreen as dewy, They find the product's texture to be light and In terms of the smell, our users report that light fragrance.

Price

The product retails for 34.50$ 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
ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Does not offer UVA II protection
Is photo stable
Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
zinc oxide
Offers UVB protection
Offers UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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Promise
What does the product description say?
"Hyaluronic acid plumps the skin, while octinoxate and micronized zinc create a shield against photodamage, helping prevent visible signs of aging."
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.

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"UV Daily Broad Spectrum Tinted Moisturizer SPF 40"
From product name
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: sodium hyaluronate, 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, isopropyl palmitate.

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: petrolatum

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
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).

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Anti-aging
Moisturizing
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 90/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
9%
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
40% - 60%
One of the most effective and the most studied occlusive ingredients that creates a protective layer on top of the skin preventing moisture loss
5.2% - 7.8%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a thicker product consistency
4.1% - 6.1%
Helps water and oil in the product mix well together and improves product texture
2.9% - 4.3%
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
2.5% - 3.8%
A gelling agent that thickens the product consistency and leaves the skin with a velvety finish
1.8% - 2.7%
Used to improve the product consistency
1.5% - 2.2%
1.1% - 1.6%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.9% - 1.35%
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% - 1.25%
0.45% - 1.05%
Can work as an exfoliant but is typically used to adjust the product pH
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.15% - 0.65%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.55%
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
0.1% - 0.3%
A preservative. Can be irritating
0.01% - 0.02%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.05% - 0.2%

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