Erborian - CC Cream - Caramel

Erborian CC Cream - Caramel

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SPF 25
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WORKS FOR
  • Anti-aging
  • Anti-oxidation
  • Moisturizing
  • Sun protection
  • Evens skin tone
  • +2 more
KEY INGREDIENTS
  • c12-15 alkyl benzoate
  • centella asiatica extract
  • cyclomethicone
  • dimethicone
  • ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate
  • glycerin
  • methicone
  • peg-10 dimethicone
  • titanium dioxide
  • trihydroxystearin
  • zinc oxide
  • +8 more
PROMISES
FULFILLED
62 /100
IRRITANCY
HIGH
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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.

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
ethylhexyl salicylate
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
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?
"It comes with broad-spectrum SPF 25 to help shield your skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays that cause dark spots and wrinkles."
WIMJ summary

This product contains centella asiatica extract. 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).

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
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What does the product description say?
"The CC Crème's initial white pigments transform to match your skin tone when blended into the skin for a seamless shade match and a more even-looking complexion that looks like you've applied a filter."
WIMJ summary

This product contains ingredients () 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).

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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: cyclomethicone, glycerin.

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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WIMJ summary

This product contains antioxidants (centella asiatica extract) that might be able to help neutralize free radicals in skin to lessen the damage it gets from the UV light (sun). There is not enough evidence to confirm their effectiveness in skin though.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
MEDIUM
meets threshold
LOW
does not meet threshold

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
HIGH

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
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
26% - 31%
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
5.7% - 7%
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
6.3% - 7.7%
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
5.3% - 6.5%
Plain old water
3.7% - 4.5%
A type of silicone that leaves a nice silky finish on the skin and can help soften its upper layer
2.9% - 3.5%
A colorant. Usually well-tolerated
2.3% - 2.8%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
2% - 2.4%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
1.7% - 2.1%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
1.4% - 1.7%
A silicone that works to soften the upper layer of the skin and reduce its water loss
1.2% - 1.4%
A type of silicone that helps create a silky product finish and dissolve other ingredients
0.95% - 1.2%
Creates an illusion of smoother and more radiant skin tone. Adds shimmer to the skin by reflecting light
1.1% - 1.3%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
0.95% - 1.2%
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
0.95% - 1.15%
A red colorant made of iron oxide. Typically is not irritating
0.75% - 1.15%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.75% - 1.15%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.7% - 1%
A type of silicone that create a smooth product finish and can create an optical soft-focus effect on the skin. Helps to thicken the product consistency
0.65% - 0.95%
A type of clay that is used to thicken the product consistency
0.6% - 0.95%
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to create a thicker product consistency
0.65% - 1%
A plant extract that has been shown to be able to reduce inflammation in skin, support restoration of skin barrier function, as well as support collagen production. Contains active compounds called centelloids: asiaticoside, madecasosside, asiatic acid and madecassic acid. Might be helpful in preventing stretch marks. It can be itself be irritating though.
0.6% - 0.9%
Absorbs oil and moisture helping to create a dryer product finish
0.7% - 1.05%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
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)
0.65% - 0.95%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps soften the upper layer of the skin and improve the product texture
0.5% - 0.8%
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
0.45% - 0.65%
A type of silicone that helps soften the upper layer of the skin and reduces the water loss from the skin surface
0.5% - 0.75%
An emollient that is naturally present in skin and helps soften it
0.55% - 0.85%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.6% - 0.9%
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.
0.5% - 0.75%
A preservative
0.5% - 0.75%
An iron oxide. Used as a colorant. Is usually well tolerated
0.45% - 0.7%
An umbrella term for the following three colorants: CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499
0.45% - 0.65%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.4% - 0.6%
A fragrance with jasmine smell. A likely irritant
0.35% - 0.65%
A fragrance. Potential allergen and can be irritating
0.3% - 0.6%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.3% - 0.55%
A fragrance. Can be irritating
0.25% - 0.5%
A fragrance. Is a likely irritant
0.15% - 0.25%
A common frangrance that can easily irritate skin, especially if exposed to air, light or heat
0.15% - 0.3%

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