Epicuren - Anti-Aging Lip Balm SPF 15

Epicuren Anti-Aging Lip Balm SPF 15

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  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • palmitoyl tripeptide-38
  • aleurites moluccanus seed oil
  • beeswax
  • butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane
  • butyrospermum parkii butter
  • cetyl alcohol
  • cocos nucifera fruit extract
  • cocos nucifera oil
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • helianthus annuus seed oil
  • niacin
  • ricinus communis seed oil
  • silica
  • simmondsia chinensis seed oil
  • theobroma cacao seed butter
  • vitis vinifera seed oil
  • +13 more
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WIMJ summary

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection, but it is weak. We recommend to use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30.

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.

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"Anti-Aging Lip Balm SPF 15"
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WIMJ summary

This product contains palmitoyl tripeptide-38. This ingredient might be able to help reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin elasticity and firmness, but there is not enough evidence that it actually works. The biggest anti-aging effect in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing early signs of skin aging. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

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What does the product description say?
"A UV filtering anti-aging moisturizer that soothes and rejuvenates dry, chapped lips."
WIMJ summary

This product can help soften the skin and reduce its moisture loss with emollients and occlusives: beeswax, butyrospermum parkii butter.

Keep in mind that this product does not contain effective ingredients to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. This is why an additional product with humectants like glycerin or hyaluronic acid can be helpful (apply it before this product for the best results).

The following ingredients in this product are especially good for supporting the skin barrier and helping with the hydration level: palmitoyl tripeptide-38

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Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
A great moisturising ingredient that softens the skin and reduces water loss from its upper layer. It also can be helpful in protecting skin from free radicals
23% - 34%
4% - 6%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
4.7% - 7%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and can be helpful in restoring the skin barrier function. Might have some anti-oxidant effect
3.9% - 5.9%
An emollient. Found to be as effective as a moisturizer for dry skin as mineral oil. Could be comedogenic
3% - 4.5%
Forms a protective barrier that holds water and keeps dry skin hydrated. Keeps an emulsion from separating into its oil and liquid components, and increases the thickness of a product. Can be an allergen
2.4% - 3.5%
A great emollient due to its high linoleic acid content. One of the most effective plant oils in helping skin hydration and repairing skin barrier function
1.8% - 2.7%
A plant oil that can help soften the skin. It might be helpful in calming down inflammation, but solid research is lacking. Is often used in lip products to create the needed product consistency
1.5% - 2.3%
Softens the upper layer of skin and helps restore the healthy skin barrier. Has shown to help calm down inflammation in skin. It is a stable oil, meaning that it retains its properties even when exposed to air.
1.3% - 2%
0.85% - 1.3%
An essential oil that can be irritating. Has some anti-bacterial properties
0.6% - 1.35%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.85% - 1.25%
0.55% - 1.25%
A type of peptide. Peptides are excellent moisturizers and might be able support collagen production reducing fine lines and wrinkles
0.45% - 1.05%
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.
0.45% - 1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin
0.4% - 1%
A great emollient that can also have anti-oxidant properties
0.45% - 1.1%
0.4% - 0.9%
Might have some moisturising properties. Is not effective when applied topically beyond some moisturizing effect
0.35% - 0.85%
A form of vitamin B3. It is similar in action to niacinamide, but is more likely to cause red flashes in skin as the side effect
0.35% - 0.85%
Used to thicken the product's consistency
0.35% - 0.8%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.4% - 0.95%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
0.35% - 0.8%
Helps mask the small of other ingredients and improve the product texture
0.4% - 0.9%
Used as a fragrance and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.8%
A grain extract that helps to create a thicker product consistency. It might have some anti-oxidant properties and help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.35% - 0.75%
Used to absorb oil and can temporarily mattify skin
0.4% - 0.95%
0.2% - 0.75%
0.15% - 0.65%
Used to thicken the product consistency
0.15% - 0.7%
An unspecified blend of fragrant irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.5%
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.
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
Octisalate. A UV filter. It offers some protection against the sun rays that cause sunburn (UVB), but does not 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

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