Erborian - BB Creme Au Ginseng

Erborian BB Creme Au Ginseng

SPF 20
WORKS FOR
  • Moisturizing
  • Anti-aging
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +1 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • betaine
  • cyclomethicone
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • glycosyl trehalose
  • hydrogenated starch hydrolysate
  • methicone
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • titanium dioxide
  • zinc oxide
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
56 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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Formula review

WIMJ summary

This product does not offer good protection against UVA rays.

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
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
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
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What does the product description say?
"The cream reduces the appearance of blemishes and dark spots, refines the skin's texture and moisturizes and plumps the skin with natural collagen producing ingredients."
WIMJ summary

This product does not contain ingredients that are able to reduce fine lines and wrinkles or help with skin elasticity, but it can improve the look of the skin temporarily through moisturization. Well-moisturized skin might also be able to repair the sun damage better.

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?
"The cream reduces the appearance of blemishes and dark spots, refines the skin's texture and moisturizes and plumps the skin with natural collagen producing ingredients."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients (glycyrrhiza glabra root extract) that could help reduce hyperpigmentation (for example, post-acne marks or age spots) in theory, but there is not enough evidence that they actually work.

The biggest effect for evening out skin tone in this product comes from sun protection. Sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations. This is why sun protection is the best strategy for maintaining an even skin tone. We, however, do not recommend using this product as a sunscreen because the protection it offers is not strong enough).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
LOW
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The cream reduces the appearance of blemishes and dark spots, refines the skin's texture and moisturizes and plumps the skin with natural collagen producing ingredients."
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: betaine, cyclomethicone.

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

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
5.5% - 6.8%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
4.4% - 5.3%
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
3.8% - 4.6%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
2.5% - 3.1%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
2.3% - 2.9%
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
2.3% - 2.8%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
1.4% - 1.7%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
1.3% - 1.6%
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
1% - 1.3%
0.7% - 1.1%
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
1% - 1.3%
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
0.75% - 1.1%
Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
0.75% - 1.1%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and create a nice product consistency
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and improves the product texture
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
0.45% - 0.65%
A plant extract that might have some anti-inflammatory properties, but solid evidence is lacking. It can be irritating
0.45% - 0.65%
0.3% - 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
0.3% - 0.6%
A plant extract that can help lighten the skin and calm down inflammation. Might be helpful in neutralizing free radicals
0.3% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
0.25% - 0.5%
0.3% - 0.55%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.3% - 0.6%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.3% - 0.55%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to stabilize product formulation, help create an even product layer over skin (for example, in sunscreen), evenly disperse pigements and create a nice product consistency
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps to attract water to the upper layer of the skin. Can add sweet taste to lip products
0.25% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduces the water loss from the skin surface
0.3% - 0.5%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.3% - 0.5%
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.
0.3% - 0.5%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.25% - 0.5%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.25% - 0.45%
A preservative
0.25% - 0.5%
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
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.25% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.2% - 0.4%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.2% - 0.35%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.3%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.15% - 0.3%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.15% - 0.25%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.1% - 0.2%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.1% - 0.2%

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